ludwig van beethoven

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.
"The synergy between our minds and our bodies shapes how we experience the world," Howell said in the statement. "This is
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.
For me, the choice was obvious: "Penny Lane," a bouncy tune that's bounced around in my head since I first heard it in my
I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.
I am a Beethoven groupie. If he were alive today, I would follow him on Twitter, subscribe to him on Facebook, download his music and never miss a promo appearance on Letterman.
There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.
The Mark Morris Dance Group opened its performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last week with Four Saints in Three
The truth was, I was bored with good old rock 'n roll. Probably I felt that Beethoven might represent fertile new ground, for I knew almost nothing about him beyond the deafness, and didn't even know when that set in or, for that matter, exactly when or where the great man lived.
Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.
The recent news of the Philadelphia Orchestra's declaration of bankruptcy sent shock waves through the global artistic world. How could this happen to such a celebrated organization?