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The Emotional Power of Beethoven’s Music

9:45AM
September
17, 2013

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

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.

Online Beethoven Course Attracts 25,000 Students

9:18AM
September
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.”

Lakes, Filling Stations and More on Saturday’s The American Sound

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Tune in to hear music from Virgil Thomson's ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.
1:45PM
April
4, 2013

This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.