“People don’t live their lives in order to be interpreted by others for money.”
His Brahms and Ives biographies were end-of-year Critics' Choices in The New York Times, and his Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph was a NY Times bestseller. American composer, author, and commentator Jan Swafford relives what it was like to dive into the humor and charm of Beethoven and the esoteric depth and touching love letters of Ives--and what it was like to almost feel in their presence. Humorous and dynamic, this conversation is also the first to feature the expanded cinematography of Living the Classical Life, filmed in Norway.
Running time: 36 minutes
Posted on August 19, 2022 by ZB.