A blog about the many things I love, like languages, travel, good music, soccer, art, yoga, history, philosophy. Practicing daily to be still, kind & grateful. Father of two perfect children.
Beethoven transformed music—but has veneration of him stifled his successors? In the magazine this week, Alex Ross examines the composer’s life and legacy:
“Beethoven is a singularity in the history of art—a phenomenon of dazzling and disconcerting force. He not only left his mark on all subsequent composers but also molded entire institutions. … The musicians’ platform became the stage of an invisible drama, the temple of a sonic revelation.”
Illustration by Daniel Adel
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via panatmansam)