Beethoven: Legacy and Belief (Radio 3 Composer of the Week)

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    Episode 5 of the 5-part series 'Beethoven Spirit of the Age' for Radio 3's 'Composer of the Week' with presenter Donald McCleod.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2020

    Bibliographical note

    In a week of programmes exploring this wider world around Beethoven, Donald Macleod is joined by five guests to discuss some of the various elements which combined to define the Spirit of the Age – the economy, the wider world of the arts, engineering, medicine and belief.
    Professor Nicholas Matthews - Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, an expert on music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and author of “Political Beethoven”
    Ruth Padel – Poet, lifelong Soprano and author of “Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life”
    Julian Allwood - Professor of Engineering and the Environment at Cambridge University
    Professor Herwig Czech – Chair of the History of Medicine at MedUni Vienna
    Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates - Senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and expert in late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature
    Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.


    • Beethoven
    • legacy
    • music
    • T. S. Eliot


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