Past Event

Beethoven’s Literary Afterlife —POSTPONED

April 20, 2020
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
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Graffiti-styled portrait of Beethoven

Part of Carnegie Hall's year-long Beethoven Celebration

[Postponed to a future date because of Covid-19]

How did Beethoven influence the other arts? And how did literature shape the composer’s reputation? In an exploration of Beethoven’s literary afterlife through the lens of chamber performance, this event will examine the formation of a musical legacy. The event will feature faculty lectures by professors Nicholas Dames (Columbia), Arden Hegele (Columbia), and Nicholas Chong (Rutgers), as well as a performance of Beethoven’s violin sonata no. 7 (Op. 30, no. 2) by Chad Hoopes and Anne-Marie McDermott. The panel will be moderated by Elaine Sisman (Columbia).

Nicholas Dames (Columbia): “Beethoven, Musical Language, and the Novel”

Arden Hegele (Columbia): “A Literary Anatomy of Beethoven’s Ear”

Nicholas Chong (Rutgers): “Beethoven, Instrumental Music and the Religion of Art”

This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Beethoven Celebration.

Presented by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, and by the Italian Academy (all at Columbia University)