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Beethoven’s Ninth, Paul Daily, John Tafoya

This week the author of a new book about Beethoven's ninth symphony, the John Waldron Arts Center's new artistic director, and percussionist John Tafoya.


Photo: Random House

Harvey Sachs' new book tries to identify the reasons behind Beethoven's masterpiece.

This week we’ll hear from the author of a new book about Beethoven’s ninth symphony and the tumultuous era that sparked its creation.

Also on the program, we’ll hear from the newly appointed director of the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington.

And Annie Corrigan continues her series highlighting regional orchestral musicians with percussionist John Tafoya.

Stories On This Episode

How Beethoven Had ‘Big Guns Aimed At The Future’


Harvey Sachs' new book, "The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824," seeks to reveal what Beethoven was telling us.

Waldron Welcomes New Artistic Director

Waldron Education Gallery

Paul Daily has returned to Bloomington to take the position of the Artistic Director of the newly reorganized John Waldron Arts Center.

The View From The Back Of The Orchestra: Timpanist John Tafoya

John Tafoya

Professor of Percussion John Tafoya says, "Many timpanists believe they are the second conductor of the orchestra."

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