Beethoven

Colonial Players spans time and tribulation in pursuit of '33 Variations' - Baltimore Sun

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:35

Baltimore Sun

Colonial Players spans time and tribulation in pursuit of '33 Variations'
Baltimore Sun
Kaufman's 2009 play juxtaposes the obsessions of 18th century composer Ludwig van Beethoven, coming to terms with his genius while dealing with increasing deafness and poverty, with those of contemporary musicologist Dr. Katherine Brandt, who despite ...

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A week of classical music: 1812 Overture, Inside Beethoven's 7th, Andre Rieu - Tampabay.com

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:43

Tampabay.com

A week of classical music: 1812 Overture, Inside Beethoven's 7th, Andre Rieu
Tampabay.com
The Florida Orchestra brings out the big guns with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, best known for the 16 cannon shots symbolizing Russia's defense against Napoleon. "It's just a sensational piece of music, not just a blockbuster for the end of a pops ...

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TSO's season gets off to a 'Heroic' start - Tallahassee.com

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:00

Tallahassee.com

TSO's season gets off to a 'Heroic' start
Tallahassee.com
Beethoven, Beethoven and more Beethoven. On paper, “Hero Beethoven,” the program presented by the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra last Friday night at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, may have seemed a bit conservative. And yet, as noted throughout ...

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Music of Beethoven coming to Stowe House - Bucks Herald

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:31

Bucks Herald

Music of Beethoven coming to Stowe House
Bucks Herald
Penelope addedL: “One of the novelties we'll be performing at Stowe is Beethoven's Duo for 'two eyeglasses obbligato' – a curiosity which the composer wrote for one of his close friends – a rather shortsighted cellist – with Beethoven himself playing ...

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Former Badger Hayes learns Beethoven to surprise mother on her birthday - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:09

Former Badger Hayes learns Beethoven to surprise mother on her birthday
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
MADISON, Wis. - Former University of Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes appeared on Twitter Tuesday after learning Beethoven's famous “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano to surprise his mother for her 50th birthday. Long active on social media, Hayes ...

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FIGHTING FUND - Morning Star Online

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:04

FIGHTING FUND
Morning Star Online
Three female choreographers, all leading names in contemporary dance, tackle Beethoven's Grande Fugue op. 133, beginning with Lucinda Childs's take on the composer's magisterial work. Playing effortlessly with the tension between classical and ...

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RPO to showcase Beethoven with 2 concerts - Monroe County Post

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:29

Monroe County Post

RPO to showcase Beethoven with 2 concerts
Monroe County Post
“The Ninth Symphony is one of those pieces that really changed the musical landscape forever; it was Beethoven's last grand statement to the world,” Stare said. “Now more than ever, having a work that focuses on unity, bringing people together ...

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Symphony of the Kootenays: Beethoven, Rosauro, Strauss open new season - Cranbrook Townsman

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:09

Cranbrook Townsman

Symphony of the Kootenays: Beethoven, Rosauro, Strauss open new season
Cranbrook Townsman
They kicked off their 2017–2018 season with the Overture to Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio. Beethoven was a fervent perfectionist, and this version of the Overture was one of four versions written by him. This version finally became the ...

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Bringing Beethoven's string quartets to life - Shanghai Daily

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:01

Shanghai Daily

Bringing Beethoven's string quartets to life
Shanghai Daily
DUE to schedule problems, the Gewandhaus-Quartett from Germany had to split their six-night concert in Shanghai into two parts. After the first three performances in September, they will come back in December to finish Beethoven's 16 string quartets at ...

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Keyboard 'genius' Jeremy Denk to open Shriver Hall season - Baltimore Sun

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

Baltimore Sun

Keyboard 'genius' Jeremy Denk to open Shriver Hall season
Baltimore Sun
“The Mozart and Prokofiev and Beethoven pieces flowed into each other in a way that I liked,” Denk says. “They are not obviously declaring anything, if you know what I mean, but are looking for something. These are pieces that are not obvious. The ...

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Beethoven Meets Kanye in Young Musicians Foundation's YEETHOVEN II in LA and NYC - Broadway World

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:49

Beethoven Meets Kanye in Young Musicians Foundation's YEETHOVEN II in LA and NYC
Broadway World
Beethoven + Kanye West = Yeethoven. Two eras, one radical spirit. The musical mash-up that no one expected, but critics and audiences raved about, is back, and this time it's bicoastal. The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) in Los Angeles will present ...

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Beethoven Meets Kanye in Young Musicians Foundation's YEETHOVEN II in LA and NYC - Broadway World

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:49

Beethoven Meets Kanye in Young Musicians Foundation's YEETHOVEN II in LA and NYC
Broadway World
Beethoven + Kanye West = Yeethoven. Two eras, one radical spirit. The musical mash-up that no one expected, but critics and audiences raved about, is back, and this time it's bicoastal. The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) in Los Angeles will present ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Orff and Beethoven! Oct. 29, 1 PM - WRTI

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:16

WRTI

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Orff and Beethoven! Oct. 29, 1 PM
WRTI
Sunday's concert opens with an ebullient work that Beethoven composed while facing the enormous personal challenge of gradual hearing loss, his Symphony No. 2, at exactly the time he was confronting this crisis -- detailed so famously in his unsent ...

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Smiley: Beethoven breaks the silence - The Advocate

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:57

Smiley: Beethoven breaks the silence
The Advocate
Maybe that's why we found our battery-powered CD player and put on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its seven choral parts. "Miraculously, we shed the agony of feeling too hot or cursing the dark. Even our familiar music took on a new and exciting ...

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Complete Beethoven Cycle comes to Beijing Music Festival - Global Times

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:20

Global Times

Complete Beethoven Cycle comes to Beijing Music Festival
Global Times
Beethoven, probably one of the most well-known musicians in the world, is especially popular in China for his symphony works from Eroica to Fate. Now, classic music lovers in Beijing will have the chance to appreciate the complete suite of Beethoven's ...

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ECSO subdues the revolutionaries in its opening concert - theday.com

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:33

ECSO subdues the revolutionaries in its opening concert
theday.com
New London – The opening concert of the 71st season of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Saturday was billed as a program of “Revolutionaries,” with three time-tested and immensely popular works by Wagner, Prokofiev and Beethoven.

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The Orchestra of St. Luke's Starts Its Carnegie Hall Season - The Epoch Times

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:03

The Epoch Times

The Orchestra of St. Luke's Starts Its Carnegie Hall Season
The Epoch Times
NEW YORK—The Orchestra of St. Luke's, now in its 43rd year, began its Carnegie Hall season with Mozart's “Great” Mass in C Minor and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. The concert was conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, the first conductor laureate the ...

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There are some positive attributes in releasing your inner grouch - Regina Leader-Post

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:00

Regina Leader-Post

There are some positive attributes in releasing your inner grouch
Regina Leader-Post
Of course, grouchiness is rather difficult to quantify, but if there were ever a list of history's greatest grumps, Beethoven would surely be somewhere near the top. His cantankerous exploits are exemplary: to complain about bad service, he threw hot ...

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Classical CDs Weekly: Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin - The Arts Desk

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:37

The Arts Desk

Classical CDs Weekly: Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin
The Arts Desk
My favourite recent Beethoven cycle is a largely unnoticed one from Copenhagen. This disc of No 9 is another outsider. It's performed by a semi-professional New York chamber orchestra and has ghastly sleeve art. The recording is a little over resonant ...

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This is how Beethoven can change your life – we meet the legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt - Classic FM

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:03

Classic FM

This is how Beethoven can change your life – we meet the legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Classic FM
Herbert Blomsted is a true icon of classical music. He celebrated his 90th birthday in July this year but he's just recorded all nine of Beethoven's symphonies, will be performing at the Barbican this month and isn't thinking of retiring any time soon…

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