Beethoven, the Pandemic & the Power of Connection
With host Rob Kapilow & Duo Prism: Jesse Mills, violin and Rieko Aizawa, 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!
Beethoven wrote his celebrated Kreutzer Sonata at a pivotal moment in his life, when a major psychological breakdown had radically altered his artistic vision and sparked a musical and personal self-reinvention. The result was an extraordinary, conflicted, contradictory masterpiece – the first radically individual violin sonata in the history of music.
All 2020-21 Kaufman Music Center performances are online, filmed in safe, socially distanced locations observing health and safety protocols, and streamed to the safety of your home.