beethoven

Classical IPR brings you the most recent performance from TSO’s 65th anniversary season. It includes Sunset Strip: 7am by Michael Daugherty, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and the Cello Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich. The soloist is Suren Bagratuni. Kevin Rhodes conducts. Listen tonight at 8:00 p.m.

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington believes that Beethoven’s music came from his heart – literally. The team is proposing an intriguing theory: that Beethoven’s masterful compositions were influenced by his cardiac arrhythmia.

Dr. Joel Howell is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, a medical historian and a member of the team that has developed this theory.

The team also includes Zachary Goldberger, a cardiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Robert Johnson, a musicologist specializing in Beethoven from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance.