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Archive for December 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Beethoven

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Thinkers and artists from Stanley Kubrick to Franz Schubert have marveled at the works of Beethoven. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argued that Beethoven can stir in man a yearning to connect with a higher power: “At a certain place in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating

Thomas Adès, Featured Composer on Live from WFMT

British composer Thomas Ades

Pianist Winston Choi performs a program titled “Thomas Ades: Illuminated,” live from the Levin Studio. He’ll play works by Thomas Ades juxtaposed with other pieces. He plans to record the complete piano music of Thomas Ades starting in January

Explore the Beethoven Quartets

Bill McGlaughlin, c. Noel Morris

When Beethoven reflected upon the Cavatina from his Op. 130 Quartet, he said, “Never did my own music produce such an effect upon me; even now when I recall this work it still costs me a tear.” Of course he never heard that music; he was stone deaf.