Nov 12, 2016
Ep. 9 - "A Distant Mirror" begins to paint the portrait of Beethoven's life. We first describe his grandfather, the first Ludwig van Beethoven. This Ludwig was our great composer's lifelong musical idol and the one person he sought to emulate in nearly everything he did. We then meet Beethoven's father, Johann, and explore the first half of the tragedy that was his life.
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Beethoven works played in this episode are...
1. Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor 'The Tempest' op. 31 no. 2 mvt. 1 performed by Stefano Ligoratti
2. Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major 'Emperor' op. 73 mvt. 1 performed by Ursula Openns and the Dupage Symphony Orchestra https://musopen.org/music/2330/ludwig-van-beethoven/piano-concerto-no-5-in-eb-emperor-op-73/
3. Contradances WoO 14 no.s 1-3 4. Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor 'The Tempest' op. 31 no. 2 mvt. 3 performed by Stefano Ligoratti https://musopen.org/music/704/ludwig-van-beethoven/piano-sonata-no-17-in-d-minor-the-tempest-op-31-no-2/
Introductory Poem - excerpt from 'The Song of the Bell' by Friederich von Schiller trans. by Margarete Münsterberg