The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven 03/30/2001 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music – Leon Botstein The Ruins of Athens (1924) – Bryan Gilliam, Duke University The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven – Leon Botstein Variations and Fugue on a Theme by…

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Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music, performed on Feb 4, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In 1861, the Paris production of Tannhäuser changed the course of music history in France. Charles Baudelaire’s famous essay helped secure Wagner’s place in…

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The Ruins of Athens (1924) By Bryan Gilliam, Duke University Written for the concert The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven, performed on March 30, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. For all its obscurity, the Strauss-Hofmannsthal collaborative reworking of Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens – their first mutual effort since Die Frau ohne…

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Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 86 (1915) By Walter Frisch, Columbia University Written for the concert The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven, performed on March 30, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Max Reger composed his Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, Op. 86, during the…

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Looking Forward, Looking Backward By Fred Kirshnit Written for the concert The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven, performed on March 30, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. At the center of the musical universe that was Vienna in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the orbits of two minor but pivotal…

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Symphony No. 3 in A (1949-1951) By Hartmut Krones Written for the concert The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven, performed on March 30, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Egon Wellesz (born in Vienna1885 – died in Oxford 1974) was world renowned not only as a composer, but as a musicologist and…

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