Beethoven’s fifth symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1808, and was soon described by E.T.A. Hoffman as “one of the most important works of the time.” Through the years, this impression hasn’t faded in the least. This symphony continues to be one of the most recognized classical compositions, and is one of the most […]Read more "B: Beethoven’s 5th (The Meaning Behind the Music)"
Tears still sting my eyes each time I play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for the students in my Fine Arts classes, and their response is inevitable: “That is beautiful… what does it mean?” The answer, of course, is as complex as the human experience itself. Good music becomes our traveling companion through the journey of life, […]Read more "Moonlit Journey: Beethoven, the “Moonlight Sonata,” & Me"