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Angela Merkel bows out to the sound of Beethoven and an East German pop hit

Military band in Berlin honours departing chancellor of 16 years, who hands over to Olaf Scholz next weekThe end of Angela Merkel’s reign as German chancellor was marked with Beethoven, a romantic chanson and an East German punk hit, all played with clockwork precision by the Bundeswehr military band.After 16 years in office, Angela Merkel is handing over to Olaf Scholz next week, and was awarded a military tattoo in her honour, the highest tribute to a civilian. Dressed in a simple black coat a...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, World news, Beethoven, Angela Carter, Olaf Scholz


Concert Diary: Joshua Bell Performs Beethoven

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Jazz Virtuoso Oscar Peterson Gives Dick Cavett a Dazzling Piano Lesson (1979)

Duke Ellington once called Oscar Peterson the “Maharaja of the Keyboard” for his virtuosity and ability to play any style with seeming ease, a skill he first began to learn as a classically trained child prodigy. Peterson was introduced to Bach and Beethoven by his musician father and older sister Daisy, then drilled in rigorous finger exercises and given six hours a day of practice by his teacher, Hungarian pianist Paul de Marky. “I only first really heard jazz somewhere between the age...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Television, College, Beethoven, Jazz, John Coltrane, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Fred, Bach, Peterson, Duke Ellington, Cavett, Daisy, Charlie Parker


The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth, the World’s Most Famous Symphony

Revered by music lovers of temperaments as varied as Peanuts’ Schroeder and A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most celebrated composers in the Western classical music canon. Symphony No. 5 in C minor is surely one of his most recognized, and frequently performed works, thanks in large part to its dramatic opening motif — dun-dun-dun-DAH! Music educator Hanako Sawada’s entertaining TED-Ed lesson, animated by Yael Reisfeld above, delves into the story behind thi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Animation, K-12, Beethoven, TED Talks, Schroeder, Clockwork Orange, Ayun Halliday, Alex Ludwig van Beethoven, Hanako Sawada, Yael Reisfeld


It's Time To Bid A Fond Farewell To These 64 Titles Leaving Netflix In December 2021

15. Winchester 16. A Cinderella Story 17. American Gangster 18. Beethoven 19. Beethoven's 2nd 20. Charlie's Angels 21. Cold Mountain 22. Defiance ... #fullmetalalchemist #hood27 #afondfarewell #acinderellastory17 #americangangster18 #netflix #winchester16 #coldmountain #thedevilinside24 #southcentral
Tags: Beethoven, Winchester, Charlie s Angels


Are All-Female- Or All-BIPOC-Composer Programs The Best Way To Diversify Classical Music?

For example, the group Resonance Works Pittsburgh, which has committed to make half of all works it plays by women and at least one-third by composers of color, just did an all-female-composer program. But might that limit audience interest the same way all-Beethoven concerts can? – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Resonance Works Pittsburgh


Classic Christmas Movies That Really Didn't Need Sequels

In some families, like mine for instance, watching Christmas movies is as much of a holiday tradition as opening presents, overeating, and arguing about current events after a few too many glasses of spiked hot chocolate. Christmas movies may hit their watchable peak once a year, but when just about everyone who celebrates the holiday is watching the same rotation of roughly 25 films, that seasonal peak allows a film to survive for generations. With this highly profitable surge in return viewing...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Chicago, Roger Ebert, Broadway, Beethoven, Santa Claus, Scarlett Johansson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks, Eddie, Arnold, Bad Santa, Rudolph




The Great Outdoors Sequel In The Works, According To Dan Aykroyd

One of the more minor asterisks in writer/producer John Hughes' canon is the 1988 comedy "The Great Outdoors," which paired Dan Aykroyd and the late John Candy as mismatched brothers-in-law whose two families come together at a Wisconsin lake resort. Slapstick hilarity ensued, including water skiing mishaps, a steak-eating contest and a giant bear attack. The movie, which was the third pairing of Hughes and director Howard Deutch after the teen pictures "Pretty in Pink" and "Some Kind of Wonderf...
Tags: Movies, News, Dave, Wisconsin, Beethoven, Kevin Hart, John Candy, Wilson Pickett, Hart, Hughes, Dan Aykroyd, John Hughes, Howie Deutch, Deutch, Howie, Annette Bening


Roll over, Beethoven — famed violinist Augustin Hadelich brings jazz energy to St. Paul recital

In concert, the classical star got his kicks from blues- and jazz-inspired sounds.
Tags: Beethoven, St Paul, Augustin Hadelich


Bodies and Artifacts (iii)—Jones' Voice

LeRoi Jones Blues People (1963) For a Westerner to say that the Wagnerian tenor's voice is "better" than the African singer's or the blues singer's is analogous to a non-Westerner disparaging Beethoven's Ninth Symphony because it wasn't improvised. (p. 30) So what if a Westerner says this about Beethoven? What if a small but vocal subculture emerges within the Western world itself where this disparagement of Beethoven is nothing less than the storefront signage, the secret handshake, and the...
Tags: Ethics, Beethoven, Jazz, Technique, Bodies, Mccarthy, Jones, Abstraction, Abstract Art, Desmond, Parker, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Ravel, Stefan Kac, Aesthetics


How to take better breaks to boost your productivity

“68% of people ‘break’ by using social media or streaming video (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)” Your break is to your productivity as your diet is to your gym routine. And just as all diets are not created equal, neither are all breaks. The reason? A simple psychological phenomena known as vigilance decrement. Vigilance decrement is a “slowing in reaction times or an increase in error rates” due to “high cognitive resource demands” like hard work or sustained focus. Simply put, the longer you...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Beethoven, Warren Buffett, Einstein, FWD:Ideas, Einstein Aristotle


Concert Diary: “Ties to Beethoven” with the Jupiter Players

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AI Completed Beethoven's Unfinished Tenth Symphony (slashdot)

Ahmed Elgammal, Professor and Director of the Art & AI Lab at Rutgers University, writes via The Conversation: When Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his Tenth Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn't able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical sketches. Ever since then, Beethoven fans and musicologists have puzzled and lamented ov...
Tags: News, Beethoven, Bonn, Rutgers University, Bonn Germany, BeauHD, Ludwig von Beethoven, Ahmed Elgammal Professor, Beethoven House Museum


Using Artificial Intelligence To Complete Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony

Yes, it has now been done, and the AI researcher (already known for robot-created art) who led the tech side of the project —working with pianist/musicologist Robert Levin as well as a composer and a computational music specialist — writes on how they went about it. – The Conversation
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AI Completed Beethoven's Unfinished Tenth Symphony

Ahmed Elgammal, Professor and Director of the Art & AI Lab at Rutgers University, writes via The Conversation: When Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his Tenth Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn't able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical sketches. Ever since then, Beethoven fans and musicologists have puzzled and lamented ov...
Tags: Tech, Beethoven, Bonn, Rutgers University, Bonn Germany, Ludwig von Beethoven, Ahmed Elgammal Professor, Beethoven House Museum


Beethoven never finished his 10th Symphony. Computer scientists just did

When Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his 10th Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn’t able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical sketches. Ever since then, Beethoven fans and musicologists have puzzled and lamented over what could have been. His notes teased at some magnificent reward, albeit one that seemed forever out of reac...
Tags: Startups, Beethoven, Neural, Ludwig von Beethoven


Beethoven’s Unfinished Tenth Symphony Gets Completed by Artificial Intelligence: Hear How It Sounds

Few symphonies are as well-known as Beethoven’s Ninth, an assertion supported by the fact that it’s no doubt playing in your head even as you read this. Few symphonies are less well-known — at least by Beethoven’s standards — than his Tenth, primarily because he never actually got the thing finished. He did make a start on it, however, and at his death in 1827 left behind notes and drafts composed alongside the Ninth, which had also been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Su...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Technology, College, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, Beethoven, Salzburg, Seoul, Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Colin Marshall, Bach Beethoven, Barry Cooper, Robert Levin


Google at the UN General Assembly

Next week, leaders from government, civil society and the business community will convene at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss how we can work together to solve the world’s biggest challenges. If the past two years have shown us anything, it’s that tackling global problems like pandemics, economic inequality and climate change demand global collaboration, across borders and across sectors. At Google, we’re committed to doing our part.Earlier this year, I wrote about how we ar...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Google Search, Beethoven, Un, Kent, Ruth Porat, Joy, UN General Assembly, United Nations General Assembly UNGA, Kent Walker, Unga, Public Policy, Google SVP, Karan Bhatia, Concordia Summit


Actors Who Died In 2021

Every year seems worse than the last when it comes to the number of bright lives that we've lost. In the end, death makes us all equals. But the work actors do, telling stories that inspire us, helps them to live on in our memories longer than most. We may not know these people personally, they become a part of us. We let them into our living rooms, and let them tell us about the parts of our world -- or, sometimes, a make-believe one ---that we may not get to see for ourselves.The entertainment...
Tags: Post, Japan, Hbo, London, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abc, Navy, Robin Williams, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Barack Obama, Spain


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood perform their “The Scared Scriptless Tour” on Sept. 24 at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of colinandbradshow.com)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug. 26 to Sept. 2.   EVENTS   Music Center’s Dance DTLA: Have fun learning new dance steps during “Motown Night,” 7-11 p.m. Aug. 27 (plus a free art works...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Comedy, Community, Events, Food, Local History, Museum, Pet Adoption, San Fernando Valley


Beethoven: 5 Reasons The Charles Grodin Family Dog Movie Is Even Better As An Adult

Beethoven is about so much more than a family getting a new dog...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Charles Grodin


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 19-26

Susan Contreras’ “Winds of Change” is part of the “Within These Walls” art exhibit, Aug. 20-Sept. 26, at Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Susan Contreras)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug. 19-26.   EVENTS   Toy Train Expo: The Train Collectors Association holds the event, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 21. Free to see operating toy train layouts and listening...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Events, Fairs And Festivals, Food, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


James Hormel, first openly gay US Ambassador and longtime philanthropist, dies at 88

In this June 29, 1999, file photo, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, left, applauds James C. Hormel as the new ambassador to Luxembourg at a State Department ceremony in Washington. AP Photo/Khue Bui, File James Hormel, the first openly gay US ambassador and a philanthropist, has died at age 88. In 1999, President Bill Clinton gave Hormel a recess appointment after his nomination was blocked by conservatives. Hormel served as the ambassador to Luxembourg from June 1999 through 2000. S...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Foreign Policy, Obituaries, House, Bill Clinton, Luxembourg, Beethoven


The Tambora Climate Disaster and How It Influenced the Development of Lieder in 1815-1816

John Constable, The Quarters Behind Alresford Hall, 1816 The light in this 1816 John Constable painting seems to be completely wrong. Why? Over the years I've been fascinated with the second decade of the 19th century, and why musical output changed so much during this time. The list of active composers dropped to a trickle, almost no symphonies were written, just a handful of operas, but plenty of small works. What happened?I finally figured it out, and my article for the May-June 20...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Vienna, Beethoven, South Pacific, Nats, Franz Schubert, Margo, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mount Tambora, Chris Foley, Margo Garrett, NATS Journal of Singing, Collab Corner


Waterloo Festival (1): Hewitt - Couperin and Brahms, 27 May 2021

St John’s, WaterlooCouperin: Pièces de clavecin, Book III: 18e OrdreBrahms: Piano Sonata no.3 in F minor, op.5 Angela Hewitt (piano)   Images: Ilme Vysniauskaite Taking as its theme the fifteenth-century English word, ‘respair’, the recovery of hope following a period of despair, the 2021 Waterloo Festival offers much of that desperately sought-after quality, not least the return of Anthony Friend’s Spotlight Chamber Concerts series, so cruelly cut short last December. Twice pos...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Beethoven, John, Hewitt, Schumann, Wagner, Bach, Saul, Brahms, Chopin, Handel, Buxtehude, Mark Berry, Angela Hewitt, Clara Schumann


‘Salonen: The Finale’: Uchida/Philharmonia - Bach, Salonen, and Beethoven, 10 June 2021

Royal Festival HallBach (attrib.), arr. Klemperer: Bist du bei mir, BWV 528 Bach, arr. Webern: A Musical Offering, BWV 1079: Fuga (2. Ricercata) a 6 voci Bach, arr. Berio: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080: Contrapunctus XIX Bach: Partita no.3 in E major for solo violin: Prelude Salonen: Fog (world premiere of orchestral version) Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37 Mitsuko Uchida (piano) Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor) Im...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Esa Pekka Salonen, Mozart, Donald Tusk, Southbank Centre, Bach, Mahler, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Schoenberg, Klemperer, Salonen, LA Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Mark Berry


NYO.org.uk: Jonathon Heyward conducts National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Jessie Montgomery's "Banner" Saturday 7 August 7.30 pm [UK Time]

Jonathon Heyward Jessie Montgomery (jessiemontgomery.com) National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain This summer, NYO musicians are investigating the subject of hope in music, a theme that matters to the young people in our musical community. Through these programmes, we reflect on how making music is an act of hope, how music can tell the story of hope, how it can reflect the emotional effect of a lack of hope, and how it can inspire hope in listeners. Every live performan...
Tags: UK, London, Religion, Beethoven, Great Britain, BBC Radio, Prokofiev, Nicola Benedetti, National Youth Orchestra, William J Zick, Nyo, Jessie Montgomery, Jonathon Heyward, BBC Proms, Jonathon Heyward Jessie Montgomery, Laura Jurd Jessie Montgomery


Whicker: Vergil Ortiz climbs another rung on the way to a welterweight championship

“His mother told him, someday you will be a man And you will be the leader of a big old band Many people coming from miles around To hear you play your music when the sun go down.” — Chuck Berry. Egidijus Kavaliauskas is a Lithuanian welterweight who has a merciful heart. Instead of making fans and media folks memorize his vowel-drenched name, he has taken on the brand of “Mean Machine.” The Machine was a bothersome opponent for Terence Crawford in 2019 before Crawford closed the show in the nin...
Tags: Usa, France, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Beethoven, Simone Biles, Hooker, Ortiz, Garcia, Luke Campbell, Campbell, Riverside, Dodgers, Crawford