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Jan 27, 2020 7:30 pm

MSM Chamber Sinfonia at Merkin Hall: What Makes it Great?

MON | JAN 27
7:30 PM

MSM Chamber Sinfonia

Rob Kapilow, Conductor

“What Makes It Great?”

Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you’ve been missing!

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Goethe called Beethoven enormously talented, but a “completely untamed personality.” Weber thought that the 7th Symphony showed that Beethoven was “ripe for the madhouse.” Beethoven’s contemporaries thought his music was as difficult, defiant, radical and as untamed as the man himself. Yet today the 7th Symphony has become an icon of classical music, as canonical as any symphony ever written. How did this happen? Can we rehear this iconic work as the disturbing, eccentric, radical untamed masterpiece it was for Beethoven’s contemporaries?

Tickets required.

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
(btw Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023
T 212 501 3330