Switched on Pop
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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. 
    Featuring:
    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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