21 Nov 2018

Music With Graeme Downes

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 21 November 2018
Ludwig van Beethoven - Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler (1820).

Ludwig van Beethoven - Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler (1820). Photo: Wiki commons

Graeme Downes asks why Beethoven's Symphony No 9 is still such a big deal? Ahead of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's performance on Friday and Saturday, Graeme takes Kathryn through the symphony and explains its enduring appeal.

Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.