Philip Hansen headshot with scroll of his cello covering his left eye

The Enduring Work of Beethoven

As we celebrate Beethoven’s 250 years, it is most interesting to explore why he has endured as one of the favourite composers of all time. In a nutshell, it is because Beethoven left us music for literally everyone to enjoy. For lovers and performers of chamber music, the string quartets are like no other. They […]

Rick Beato

How Did Beethoven Hear Music?

In this episode from Rick Beato’s YouTube channel, he discusses Ludwig Van Beethoven’s hearing loss and demonstrates how music may have sounded to Beethoven and how he would have formulated his compositions in his mind towards the end of his life.

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