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Pianist Jonathan Biss: Classical Music Can Be for Anyone

24, 2013

“The only condition you really need to appreciate music is openness to it,” says pianist Jonathan Biss. “If you go into the experience of hearing a piece or hearing discussion of a piece … with your ears wide open and with a desire to go deeper into it, it doesn’t matter all that much how much knowledge you have already.”

The Emotional Power of Beethoven’s Music

17, 2013

“(Beethoven),” says pianist Jonathan Biss, “can make us feel that he’s reinventing the world.”

Online Beethoven Course Attracts 25,000 Students

3, 2013

Today is the first day of school for the nearly 25,000 students enrolled in Biss’ online course “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.”