I reviewed the final concert of Opus 76’s The Kansas City Beethoven Cycle.
“It’s extraordinary that he was able to create this music, fueled by his imagination, his perseverance, and his audacity to challenge everything that had every happened before him: conventions, rule, history and society.
It is challenging to play and requires a level of musicianship approaching extraordinary to perform it appropriately.
But his music does not require extraordinary humans to be enjoyed. The community at large, and marginalized communities in particular, doesn’t necessarily need Beethoven’s music, but people everywhere do need to feel seen, to be in spaces where they are welcomed and valued, as souls refreshed by music.”excerpt from review “Beethoven or Bust”