Course Code: 5XMA10A20
Start Date: 18/09/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
I’ve always wanted to do a course on Beethoven, so the 250th anniversary of his birth is the perfect excuse! The fuss made over Beethoven since his first appearances in Vienna in the 1790s has been more spectacular and widespread than over any other composer – possibly any creative artist in any field. What is it that gives him this totemic status? Is a composer who only just outlived Napoleon still relevant today? By exploring key works, examining aspects of his life and his posthumous reputation we will try to answer that question, a quarter of a millennium after his birth.