“(Beethoven),” says pianist Jonathan Biss, “can make us feel that he’s reinventing the world.”
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.
Today is the first day of school for the nearly 25,000 students enrolled in Biss’ online course “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.”
This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.