Beethoven | Deutsche Welle

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Beethoven's most famous symphonies performed by excellent young orchestras and new compositions by award-winning composers: a free musical experience offered by Deutsche Welle

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1 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #29: Drawn from the source2011-10-07 15:30:00
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2 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #28: A Rhine journey2011-10-07 15:24:00
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3 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides2011-10-07 15:18:00
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4 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #25: Carmen's life in an hour2011-10-07 15:03:00
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5 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves2011-10-07 10:51:00
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6 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #24: Balkan fireworks2011-10-07 10:42:00
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7 Beethoven and more podcast #23: Gypsy improv2011-10-07 10:28:00
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8 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #22: Full of fire2011-10-07 10:18:00
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9 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #21: Up to speed2011-10-07 10:03:00
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10 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #13: Minimal music to maximum effect2011-09-30 12:45:00
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11 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #19: A grand duet2011-09-30 11:48:00
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12 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #20: Looking back, looking ahead2011-09-30 11:48:00
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13 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #16: Devilish dance2011-09-30 11:47:00
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14 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #17: 19th century rockstar2011-09-30 11:47:00
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15 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #18: Written for a prodigy2011-09-30 11:47:00
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16 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #15: Inner power2011-09-30 11:46:00
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17 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'2011-09-30 11:45:00
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Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'

'Music for 18 Musicians' exerts a subliminal, irresistible pull. The work by the legendary American composer Steve Reich was performed in Bonn by the composer himself in tandem with the Ensemble Modern.Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich, piano Synergy Vocals Ensemble Modern MP3 recorded in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany on September 21, 2011 by Deutsche Welle (DW) Steve Reich's performance in Bonn was during the Beethovenfest 2011, so it was only natural to ask him whether Beethoven has influenced him in his creative development. The answer was surprising: "Basically I have learned the most from medieval music and from Bartok and Stravinsky, as well as from John Coltrane, the jazz musician. Much more than from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and all of the other composers of that era put together. The entire classic and Romantic period is filled with geniuses that I don't listen to and from whom I've learned absolutely nothing." This concert includes a modern classic: "Music for 18 Musicians," composed in 1976. Lasting about an hour, the work is written for clarinets, bass clarinets, women's voices, pianos, vibraphone, marimbas and xylophones. The goal is simply "to make beautiful music," said the composer. This is music of our time - but it is also connected to a particular place? "Beethoven, who was born here in Bonn, carries his time and place. I was born and raised in New York City, and you can hear that in my speech and in the rhythmic energy of my music. But inside of me is New York City, whether I like it or not and no matter where I am. The more composers give honest testimony to their own time and place, the more we tend to love them," Reich commented. Author: Rick Fulker Editor: Greg Wiser…read more

18 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army2011-09-23 18:58:00
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19 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #11: Full of nuance2011-09-23 18:48:00
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20 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future2011-09-23 18:43:00
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