WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?
Hosted by Rob Kapilow and featuring violinist Ariel Horowitz and the Manhattan School of Music Sinfonia
Beethoven’s only violin concerto – one of the most famous of all time – was deeply misunderstood by his contemporaries, who were bewildered by its length and mass of seemingly unconnected ideas. How did this revolutionary masterpiece become mainstream concert fare? Can we rehear this celebrated concerto today as the astonishingly radical piece it once was?