ludwig van beethoven

The singer played Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata" after Rob Pelinka shared the song's significance to the Bryant family with the crowd at the Staples Center.
I remember a comment by the pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski, who said that progressing as a musician meant learning to read
If we try to deny our post-election feelings of despair, they'll come back with a vengeance. One way to look honestly at that despair is to surrender ourselves to music about despair that's so powerful, it transcends despair.
In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.
"First of all, at every concert, I always think -- this could be my last. Therefore, I will give it everything I have."
Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.
Many who listen to Beethoven's masterpieces would describe them as deeply heartfelt -- and according to new research, this
It was a global nail-biter last week, but after Scotland voted to uphold their often rocky 300-year union with England, Mark Morris' The Muir and A Wooden Tree, which opened his troupe's season at Cal Performances in Berkeley last night, proved a graceful though decidedly eccentric salute to that proud nation, tinged with melancholy and regret.