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The Genius of Beethoven's Symphonies

One Day University talk pulls back the curtain on the famous composer’s masterpieces

What more can we add to Beethoven’s symphonies? Quite a bit it turns out. In this One Day University talk, The Genius of Beethoven’s Symphonies, by Harvard professor Thomas Kelly, you’ll hear what Beethoven had in mind while composing his nine great symphonies. Speaking onstage at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, Kelly speaks to the audience about the intricacies of classical music.

Kelly takes a remarkable approach by focusing on the beginnings of different symphonies, says One Day University founder Steven Schragis. “What was Beethoven telling us by way of these first few measures? Even music experts walk away saying, ‘I never knew that before.’ ”

This video will be available through July 14, 2021.

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