In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year, this course will explore the life and music of this true musical giant who was inspired by the Revolutionary Spirit of the age to push classical music out of its more elitist, aristocratic sphere into a more Romantic, subjective, and emotionally-driven realm that transformed music forever. As Beethoven once wrote: “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. It is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.” Dr. Daniel Weiser will perform many of his incredible Piano Sonatas and will also be joined by guest performers to perform other works by the greatest of all composers. We will also read his powerful letters and watch a wonderful documentary about his life.
This will be a password-protected Zoom course available online to those who register. After you register, I will send you a link every week to each class that includes the password. On the day and time of the class, just click on that link and enter the password. I will have the class set with your microphones off so you will be able to hear me, but you will not be able to speak. There will be a way to write in questions during the class that I can hopefully answer. You can register below for the whole four-part course or you can also register for selected classes if you prefer.