August 20 – Beethoven and Transcendence

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How does music take us beyond our assumed identities? The ‘physical world’ of Beethoven’s final piano sonata fills no more than 27 minutes of clock time, but through it we experience a sound world in which time seems to stand still and we gain the experience of individual identity merging with a larger whole. Lois Shapiro, FUUSN ‘s concert pianist and music educator will help us understand the intricacies of this work and show us its force, from beginning to end.