Met Speaks: Sounding the Symphonies Across the Centuries
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This lecture delves into The Met collection to consider the raw material at the heart of Beethoven’s symphonies: the instruments themselves. From the orchestra of Beethoven’s time to our modern symphonic ensembles and the growing presence of period-performance ensembles, The Met’s Bradley Strauchen-Scherer explores the impact of instruments in shaping performances and perceptions past and present.