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Ludwig Van Beethoven

Making Lemonade

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

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.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Profile of the Artist

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

"First of all, at every concert, I always think -- this could be my last. Therefore, I will give it everything I have."

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

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.

Beethoven May Have Composed Masterpieces To His Own Irregular Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.11.2015 | Science

Many who listen to Beethoven's masterpieces would describe them as deeply heartfelt -- and according to new research, this description may be surprisi...

Whimsy and Terror: Mark Morris Returns to Berkeley

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.27.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

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.

Lennon-McCartney Melodies Linger On and On, Across the Universe

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked friends who've put in their 10,000 hours of intense pop music listening to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years, there was no do...

Disappearing Music

David Finckel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

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.

Ode to Beethoven: Why We Love Him More Than Ever

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

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.

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony Remixed As A Rhythmic Jam

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony is epic, but can you dance to it? Brooklyn Philharmonic's Beethoven Remix Project challenged listeners to take the fina...

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Let's begin by acknowledging that Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances -- Gloria, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato -- tug at us powerfully. ...

Revolution No. 9: How I Went From Beatles to Beethoven

Greg Mitchell | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

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: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

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 Tokyo String Quartet in Performance at Yale

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

The program was judiciously chosen: Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. Sprague Hall was, predictably, packed to hear New Haven's longest running audience draw.

Michael Jackson Was No Beethoven

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sheldon Filger

For the global mass media, and especially corporate media in the United States, the death of pop music icon, Michael Jackson, was an unheralded business opportunity.