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Caption: Ludwig van Beethoven, b. 1770
11 Pieces

Celebrating 250 years of Beethoven in Spanish and English.


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Caption: Joyce Yang, Credit: KT Kim
Synesthete Joyce Yang describes the colors of Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 31 as she plays.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 02:37
Caption: The New York Philharmonic performs at Bravo! Vail in 2019., Credit: Chris Lee
In Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony No. 3, his intention was to shock his audience.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 03:13
Caption: Dr. David Korevaar, Credit: Manfred Fuss
He wanted larger and louder. The stage was set for Beethoven, but being on the cusp of change had its challenges.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 03:22
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Caption: Ludwig van Beethoven, b. 1770
Cómo Ludwig van Beethoven proyectó una gran sombra sobre Haydn y Brahms, dos gigantes de la música que vinieron antes y después de él.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 03:14
Caption: Ludwig van Beethoven, b. 1770
Beethoven’s teacher, Franz Josef Haydn, was eclipsed by the genius of his young student. Later, a young Johannes Brahms spent decades writing his f...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 02:45
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Caption: La producción teatral Fidelio de la Ópera Nacional de Washington, Credit: Courtesy of Washington National Opera
A Ruth Bader Ginsberg le encantaba la única ópera de Ludwig van Beethoven.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 03:38
Caption: Washington National Opera's production of "Fidelio", Credit: Courtesy of Washington National Opera
Beethoven wrote one opera, Fidelio. A 2003 production so captivated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she wrote a letter to the director.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 03:11
Caption: Composer and multi-percussionist Evelyn Glennie, Credit: James Callaghan/Courtesy of the Artist
Scottish multi-percussionist Evelyn Glennie has been profoundly deaf since she was 12 years old. We asked her how someone who is deaf can "hear" wi...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 03:30
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Caption: Ludwig van Beethoven, b. 1770
En el apartamento de Ludwig van Beethoven se encontró una carta en un cajón secreto poco después de que el soltero de toda una vida muriera en 1827...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 03:40
Caption: Ludwig van Beethoven, b. 1770
A letter was found in a secret drawer in Beethoven's apartment not long after the life-long bachelor died in 1827. It was a 10-page rough draft wri...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1