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What Makes It Great? Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata

Monday | September 21 2020 | 7 pm


Beethoven, the Pandemic & the Power of Connection

Featuring Orli Shaham, piano

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Watch Rob Kapilow introduce this series.
Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you've been missing!

In Beethoven’s time, the Appassionata Sonata was an incredibly radical, cutting-edge, avant-garde work that left most listeners baffled, dazed and confused, yet today the piece has become completely acceptable, mainstream concert fare. How did this wildly radical music get domesticated, and can we rehear this piece as the wildly revolutionary work it was for Beethoven’s contemporaries?

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