The Consecration of the House, Op. 124

The Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses), Op. 124, is a work by Ludwig van Beethoven composed and first performed in 1822. It was the first work Beethoven wrote after his revival of studying the works of J. S. Bach and Handel, and bears their influence. Beethoven had written in 1811 The Ruins of Athens (Die Ruinen von Athen), Op. 113, incidental music for August von Kotzebue's play of the same name, for the dedication of a new theatre in Pest. This same work was to be performed again ... more

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