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The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

On Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary, a look at the life of Nannette Streicher, the woman who built his pianos
Lifestyle

On Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary, a look at the life of Nannette Streicher, the woman who built his pianos

At eight, Nannette played in front of Mozart, who criticised her posture and grimacing, but admitted that she had “genius.” Two years later, she had mastered many of her father’s building techniques, earning a reputation as a mechanical wunderkind.

The Friday List: From a virtual Harry Potter festival to Sushant Singh Rajput's posthumous release Dil Bechara, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a virtual Harry Potter festival to Sushant Singh Rajput's posthumous release Dil Bechara, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Of music and memory: How the lockdown made me pursue the piano and my relationship with an old tutor
Lifestyle

Of music and memory: How the lockdown made me pursue the piano and my relationship with an old tutor

From our series 'How I became a boss at', an account of learning to play the piano after years of neglecting the presence of the instrument at home, and revisiting old memories of a music tutor

From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday
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From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday

As the world gears up for the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven, a pilgrimage from Bonn to Vienna in search of the man offers new insight into the composer's life and art.

For Igudesman & Joo, demystifying classical music involves making fun with the craft, not of it
Life

For Igudesman & Joo, demystifying classical music involves making fun with the craft, not of it

Music duo Igudesman and Joo talk to Firstpost about their time at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, their influences and forming their act, their creative process, and combating the seriousness and elitism rampant in the classical world.

How a viewer benefits from knowing the plot of a film, through the lens of two titles at MAMI 2019
Entertainment

How a viewer benefits from knowing the plot of a film, through the lens of two titles at MAMI 2019

Does it matter Oliver Laxe's Spanish film Fire Will Come gives us a mere hint of plot, whereas Konkani drama Kaajro (Bitter Tree) gives the entire plot away?

Australian scientist David Goodall commits assisted suicide at 104 in Switzerland, listened to Beethoven in final moments
World

Australian scientist David Goodall commits assisted suicide at 104 in Switzerland, listened to Beethoven in final moments

104-year-old Australian scientist, David Goodall, on Thursday committed assisted suicide in Switzerland where he went to die after his home country denied him the right to seek help in taking his own life.

Bach in the Subways: Dale Henderson inspired a global movement to make music accessible
Life

Bach in the Subways: Dale Henderson inspired a global movement to make music accessible

Dale Henderson, the founder of the global Bach In The Subways movement, tells us how he was inspired to take classical music to the masses in a novel way

Maradona blasts Pele for 'Beethoven' comment
Sports

Maradona blasts Pele for 'Beethoven' comment

Diego Maradona kept up his attack on fellow World Cup winner Pele on Thursday by mocking the Brazilian legend's suggestion that he was the Beethoven of football.

 New study believes Beethoven's heart condition inspired his great works
Life

New study believes Beethoven's heart condition inspired his great works

The team led by Zachary D Goldberger, a cardiologist at Harborview Medical Centre, University of Washington School of Medicine studied the rhythmic patterns of several compositions that may reflect Beethoven's experience of an arrhythmia.

I came to Kashmir with my music to say let the healing begin: Zubin Mehta
Life

I came to Kashmir with my music to say let the healing begin: Zubin Mehta

Mehta said, "I am not party to the inner machinations of Kashmir politics. I come with my music and say, 'let the healing start with the first note of Beethoven!"

Srinagar concert will happen, let the music speak: Zubin Mehta
India

Srinagar concert will happen, let the music speak: Zubin Mehta

Mehta certain that concert won't be disrupted, Kashmir was a dream venue for him.