Beethoven's Ears: An Investigation with Saul Lilienstein
Music scholar Saul Lilienstein examines the mysteries behind the creative genius of Ludwig van Beethoven, including the effects of the encroaching deafness on his work and more.
- Sat., May 14, 2011, 2:00 PM
- Terrace Gallery
- 90 minutes
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"But, think that for six years now I have been hopelessly afflicted… ‘Speak louder, shout, for I am deaf.'…I must live almost alone, like one who has been banished… But what a humiliation for me when someone standing next to me heard a flute in the distance and I heard nothing… a little more of that and I would have ended my life--it was only my art that held me back."
Yet, many of his masterworks were still to come. In this lecture, music scholar Saul Lilienstein examines these questions: How did he do it? How did encroaching deafness affect his music? Are there miscalculations? Some mysteries will remain, but the character of the man and the immensity of his talent are the deeper subjects at the heart of this presentation.