January 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Musically Speaking: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Featuring Jan Swafford

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Music Talks

Gain insight on Beethoven’s life and music with our talks.  

Please note that this talk is in English only.

Meet the author of acclaimed biography “Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph”, Jan Swafford. The Harvard College and Yale school of Music alumnus will share his thoughts on Beethoven’s brilliant symphonies. The de-facto authority on all things Beethoven, the New York Times praises the author’s flair: “Swafford’s voice is genial and conversational, that of a friend who loves to tell you about his fascinations.” –The New York Times, 2014

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  • Guest Jan Swafford