Beethoven is a classic of a caliber just as grand as his older contemporaries: Haydn and Mozart. His peers, however, deemed him an art revolutionary and a breaker of traditions. So who was that genius, respected by classical connoisseurs and the avant-garde crowd alike? Musicologist Larisa Kirillina, the leading Russian researcher of Beethoven’s works, gives the answer. Her lecture took place earlier at Dom Radio as part of the Modern Audience Laboratory; now it is also available as a podcast. You can listen to it on our digital platform or any of the main streaming services.
Podcast is in Russian. Full version of the lecture in video format.