Tag Archives: Beethoven

No mere trifle: Beethoven 250

It will not have escaped your notice, dear reader, that this year the world (and not only the musical world) is marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. “The music is transcendent. He’s always pushing against the sky, reinventing the … Continue reading

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Behind the notes: Keller, Beethoven and Functional Analysis

You may have noticed, dear reader, that this year we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. So, to kick off our own celebrations here at MusiCB3, I thought we would combine two extraordinary musical minds and look at Hans … Continue reading

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At the Event: Hans Keller on Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat, Op.130

Last Tuesday (29th October) it was my great pleasure to attend the launch of not one, but two, volumes of material drawn from the Hans Keller archive: the re-issue of his ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and  – this, the main focus (is … Continue reading

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“…not ‘just’ a great composer…” Hans Keller and Beethoven

“… here is, not ‘just’ a great composer, but one of the most towering minds in the history of culture and civilization – humanity has not, in demonstrable fact, thrown up anything greater …”  So writes Hans Keller in his … Continue reading

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