When Beethoven invented boogie-woogie: Nearly 200 years ago, in this passage from his final piano sonata, the epic opus no. 111. And yes, folks, this is how he wrote it, not jazzed up by a modern Jerry Lee Lewis. Needless to say, since it's Ludwig, nothing like this had ever been written before. And here's the great Sylvie Guillen dancing to it (which I saw live two years ago). Our new Beethoven 9th film and book here. -- G.M.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Sunday Morning in the Church of Beethoven
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch