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Thursday, January 22, 2015

With Beethoven in Berlin

Will be a thrill next Friday to catch a Beethoven concert in his native Germany at the historic Konzerthaus in Berlin, no less.  Of course, his role in celebrating the end of the Wall in 1989 is documented in our Journeys With Beethoven book--and film--so this will be especially significant for me as I embark on my own Wall book.  Here's one of the pieces for this program, the stirring Egmont Overture, led by Leonard Bernstein, who also led the 1989 LvB Ninth Symphony celebration there.