84. Pump up the volume (and everything else)! Beethoven, Coriolan

Why is Beethoven – perhaps – the greatest composer of them all? One thing he does is expand everything – the volume goes up to 11 and down to almost nothing. Also, he cared deeply, about music and humanity. In his Coriolan Overture he makes us care about an obscure Roman general intent on [self-]destruction… and it’s electrifying.

Listening time 14 mins (Podcast 6′, Music 8′)

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