Classical Jazz '05



SOP - 185 Beethoven's 5th - Movement 4 - What Beethoven Would Ha

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Bob Tozier Artist: Bob Tozier
School: North Allegheny

When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear that's it more than a museum piece, it’s a living testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into the fold by staging concerts in communities outside of the concert hall, or re-writing Beethoven’s works to make them reflect our present moment.  These efforts don’t tarnish Beethoven’s legacy — in fact, they celebrates a composer who wanted to break all the rules in pursuit of a better world.


Sarah Feick from: North Allegheny - posted: January 12, 2021
My mom sang this song as a joke and I told her everything I learned in this podcast

Kassi Barry from: North Allegheny - posted: January 13, 2021
Project 19 is so amazing. The fact that they want to make sure that woman get to have their comissonions on makes my heart warm. 

Reka Gotz from: North Allegheny - posted: January 15, 2021
It is very unique that we can honor Beethoven's legacy by breaking the rules of music. Often, people believe that classical music is all about upholding tradition, but nothing groundbreaking is ever done by sticking to the norm. Beethoven was a true testament to that!

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