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The Mind and Music of Beethoven


May 13, 2013


Harvard and Juilliard-trained psychiatrist/concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan gives a lecture/concert exploring the connection between the mind and music of Beethoven. No composer exerts a more powerful hold on the imagination than Beethoven, and no one has surpassed his extraordinary ability to express dramatic conflict and resolution. But the full scope of Beethoven's genius was slow to emerge. As a young composer, he embraced the styles and conventions of his contemporaries. Eventually, however, his quest to discover a personal voice led him to reshape pre-existing musical language in order to express the full range of human experience - despair and aggression as well as triumph and transcendence.

Dr. Kogan will perform musical examples from Beethoven's early, middle and late periods to illuminate the connection between the composer's psyche and his creative process.

Presented by: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts




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149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY

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