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November 24, 2020
7:00 pm
11:18 pm

Beethoven Our Contemporary

Join Candlelight Concert Society and the Howard County Library System for a Beethoven lecture presented by Dr. Richard Giarusso

Beethoven and his music have long cast an imposing shadow across the landscape of Western Classical Music. How did the music of Beethoven establish a place of priority in the repertoire and what are the factors that account for its enduring popularity to this day? What made the music of Beethoven so extraordinary for its time, and how can we, as listeners in the 21st century, recapture some of this excitement in approaching music that is now so very well known? These questions (along with your own!) will be explored in this lecture.

Richard Giarusso is Chair of the Musicology Department at The Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches classes in 19th- and 20th-century music. He holds a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Harvard University and a BA in Music and English from Williams College. A skilled and dynamic lecturer, he has presented talks for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, the Shriver Hall Concert Series, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition to his academic work, Richard maintains an active career as a singer and conductor throughout the Northeast. He currently serves as music director of the Georgetown Chorale in Washington, D.C., and as artistic director of the Voce Chamber Singers in northern Virginia.

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