Beethoven Awareness Month

A November Series Dedicated to the Iconic - and Outrageous - Composer

No composer impacted the course of Western music like Ludwig van Beethoven. The events of his life are the stuff of Romantic legend, his works permeate concert halls and he remains a cultural icon outside of classical music, turning up in movies, TV soundtracks, commercials and pop songs. Beethoven Awareness Month is a multifaceted festival, celebrating his catalog on air, in a live broadcast from Carnegie Hall, a piano sonata marathon in The Greene Space and many fun competitions online.

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Top Five Beethoven Arrangements of Non-German Songs

Friday, October 28, 2011

When a Scottish publisher approached Beethoven about creating some genteel arrangements of folk songs -- from Scotland to Italy -- he accepted. The results are utterly charming.

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Beethoven Time Machine

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What if you could travel through time with Ludwig van Beethoven? What parts of history would you visit? In this meta exercise we explore non-linear time travel in the Beethoven Time Machine!

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Beethoven Awareness Month: Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This November, WQXR is giving itself over to “the one.” Beethoven’s music – monumental and personal, awe-inspiring and soul-touching, intimately familiar yet ever-ripe for discovery – encompasses so many facets of the human spirit.

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UK Professor 'Reconstructs' Lost Beethoven Piece

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A composition by Beethoven that was discarded and unheard for over 200 years has been reconstructed, a British university said Wednesday.

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