Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
Best Arts & Culture podcast Webby 2020 winner about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture.
THE 5TH — MOVEMENT IV, What Beethoven Would Have Wanted
31 minutes Posted Sep 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm.
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    When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into the fold by staging concerts in communities outside of the concert hall, or re-writing Beethoven’s works to make them reflect our present moment. 
    Anthony McGill, Clarinet
    Andrea Moore, Musicologist
    Deborah Borda, CEO and President
    David Lang, Composer
    Jaap van Sweden, Conductor
    Leelanee Sterett, Horn
    Sherry Sylar, Oboe
    Music Featured:
    Carlos Simon, Loop
    Tania Léon, Stride
    David Lang, Prisoner of the State
    Recoding of Beethoven Symphony 5 by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Sweden used by permission from Decca Gold.
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