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We have arrived at the highly anticipated week of 2020 - Beethoven's 250th Birthday! This is happening very differently than any of us could have anticipated, yet the essential truth remains, we are all better people because of his life and artistry. How can one person make such a difference in our lives? It is possible, he showed us the way.

Here is a beautiful offering from a valued member of our music staff, Natalia Katyukova. As we listen to him in 2020 and head into 2021, we can bring his spirit of listening mindfully to one another. Wouldn't that be the best way to celebrate his birthday?

We would also like to celebrate Pierre Vallet, whose recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 was named as a “Best of Beethoven” 2020 selection on Apple Music.

Happy Holidays everyone!

BEETHOVEN 1770 - 2020