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Beethoven Sonatas

November 9, 20167 min
In the face of the election news, we offer a piece about great music - the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven. Mitsuko Uchida says one remarkable “draw” of Beethoven’s music was its spirit, and the "unbelievably optimistic spirituality" it possessed.
"When you are stuck in hell, you look up," she says. "He makes you look up." 
More in this edition of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2006)
 
WNYC Production Credits
Executive Producer: Sara FishkoAssistant Producer: Olivia BrileyMix Engineer: Wayne ShulmisterManaging Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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