#Declassified: The Beethoven Complex

Sat Apr 25, 11am
Presented by: Library of Congress
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Explore multiple sides of the “Beethoven Complex” phenomenon during the year of his 250th birthday, through the lens of special collection items. Starting with a look at the musical-historic complex of contemporaneous composers with an interesting and direct Beethoven connection, such as A.P. Heinrich (the “American Beethoven”) and Carl Czerny. The second part will include encounters with materials related to the psychological effects of Beethoven’s legacy on subsequent composers of stature, like Brahms and Wagner.

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