From our point of view, Beethoven’s Second Symphony is anchored in the Classical structure and tradition, but for its contemporaries it exhibited something transformative and shockingly innovative, making it the ultimate symphony of Classicism. It is the awakening of something denser, richer in content, forcing to create new paths. Most likely enjoying the contact with nature, which he liked so much, influenced the colorful composition appearing for the first time in a symphonic work, a Scherzo, a “playfull game”, in stark contrast to the dramatic period of his life. But Beethoven, is the living force of an internal awakening capable of transforming itself in something bigger – Music.
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Curator Lauren Haynes on Working to Forge a Fuller Story of American Art
Welcome to Shattering the Glass Ceiling, a podcast from the team at the Art Angle where we speak to boundary-breaking women in the art world and beyond about how art has shaped their lives and careers. In the first episode of this four-part podcast mini series, Artnet News executive editor Julia Halperin spoke