CANCELED: Music Lecture: William Kinderman: "Beethoven: Revolutionary or Political Opportunist?"
*This lecture has been canceled.* Since receiving an award for lifetime achievement from the Humboldt Foundation in 2010, William Kinderman has published several books while expanding his performance activities in new directions. His focus on artistic creativity is reflected in "The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág" (2012); in "Wagner's 'Parsifal'" he explores issues of genesis and aesthetics as well as political issues. His latest book, "Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times" (2020), marks the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth (University of Chicago Press; German and Chinese translations forthcoming). In 2019, Kinderman became Professor and inaugural Leon M. Klein and Elaine Krown Klein Chair of Performance Studies in the Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).