Magnificent Movie Music – Beethoven the Myth
Magnificent Movie Music!
Classical Sounds of the Cinema
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Beethoven the Myth
Thursday, March 14th
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Member $24, Non-member $29
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Why Beethoven? And why so much of him?? We dive into Beethoven’s very busy side-gig, the sound-tracking of hundreds of films. It’s just unfortunate that we can’t ask Beethoven what he thinks about this massive appropriation of his work! His “brand” is so embedded in Western culture that most of the time we don’t even notice he’s secretly driving our movie experience. What cultural signals send us when a director uses a well-known Beethoven composer’s sublime inspiration just being the lack of it on screen?
11:00 am - 12:30 pm