Beethoven Transformed on Between the Keys March 31st
Although our attention now centers around the pandemic, our health and well-being and helping to flatten the curve, the Beethoven 250th anniversary year still looms in our collective artistic mind and spirit here at The Classical Network. This week our Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler celebrates the fifth anniversary of his ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys with an all-Beethoven program. Except that’s it’s all Beethoven with a twist.
“The premise is simple” explains Distler. “We’ll hear original piano compositions transcribed for other forces, such as brass band, MIDI rock band, string quartet and full symphony orchestra. Conversely, we’ll also feature non-piano pieces arranged for piano, like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for two pianos, the Op. 18 No. 4 string quartet for piano duet, and the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata for violin and piano reduced for one solo pianist.”
Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys Episode 149: Beethoven Transformed, airing Tuesday March 31st at 10:00 PM, an exclusive production of The Classical Network and WWFM.org. Most importantly, stay safe, be proactive, be mindful and be kind to one another.
And let’s wish WWFM.org’s own David Dubal a happy birthday on March 31st.