Conductor Joshua Weilerstein chats about Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, nerdy piano improvisation duels, and how cultural identity shapes our way of listening to music.
Spotify playlist for Joshua’s pieces
Spotify playlist for main pieces
Spotify playlist for final question pieces
Other useful links:
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra performs all of Beethoven’s symphonies
Article explaining Beethoven’s challenging of Steibelt to a piano improvisation duel
Reenactment of a piano improvisation duel of Beethoven vs Steibelt in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century
NPR article about the Eroica Symphony
The riot in the audience at the premier of Igor Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring
Jan Swafford’s book on Beethoven
Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Sticky Notes podcast hosted by Joshua
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