Classical 101 Archives For: April 11, 2014

Pianist Jonathan Biss on Beethoven As Cultural Hero

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Pianist Jonathan Biss talks with Classical 101's Jennifer Hambrick about Beethoven as Cultural Icon.
9:55AM
September
10, 2013

Last week I told you about concert pianist Jonathan Biss’ online course on Beethoven’s piano sonatas, offered through Coursera in conjunction with the Curtis Institute of Music. The course has 25,000 participants, who log on weekly to hear one of the world’s foremost pianists talk about one of the greatest composers of piano music.

Bella Bela

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A small part of Bela Fleck's arsenal
6:00AM
September
10, 2013

Bela Fleck is named for three classical composers…Bela Bartok, Anton Webern, and Leos Janacek. He seemed almost predestined to have classical music as part of his life.