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Ludwig Van Beethoven: Madman, Genius, or Both?

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“Mad,” “incomprehensible,” “repulsive,” “ludicrous,” “rambling,” “outrageous,” “mystifying” – those were just a few of the words prominent critics, experienced listeners, and even some accomplished musicians used in the first decades of the 1800s to describe Ludwig van Beethoven’s works.  His music was always intense, dramatic, and deeply-expressive – but they often also inhabited mystical, ethereal, and primal realms (especially in his late works) that baffled and sometimes offended his audiences.  This session will travel to those regions we now revere as sublime and awe-inspiring to hear what Beethoven – deaf by his mid-30s – “heard” in his mind in some of the most enduring, searing, and profoundly eloquent musical works ever composed.


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1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Michael Boriskin 



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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/16/2018 - 3/16/2018 Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Scarsdale, Hoff-Barthelson Music School  Map Michael Boriskin