Ariane Todes

Ariane Todes is a freelance classical music writer and editor specialising in string music, having previously served as Editor of The Strad magazine. As a violinist, she plays in Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and was a member of Sephardic band Los Desterrados.
Norman Lebrecht on Beethoven
Beethoven was deaf and wrote a ringtone. That’s all most people know about him. His portrait is a scowl, his reputation anti-social. But is that the real Beethoven? Tracing the composer through two centuries of manuscripts and performance records, Norman Lebrecht finds that much of what we know about Beethoven is either warped, or plain wrong. Lebrecht reveals a restless, rude, resourceful creator, a rebel against the rich and powerful, a relentless workaholic, a ma...