Did you know that Beethoven was a Nature lover who was often musically inspired by his trips into the countryside? Join Naturalist Linda Gilbert at The West Woods Nature Center on Sunday, February 24th, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Nature in Music: Beethoven & the Immortal Beloved, a guided listening experience to remember.
Naturalist Linda earned her master’s degree in Music from Cleveland State University, and will be your host looking at a Beethoven song cycle entitled “To the Distant Beloved” and how it is tied in with Nature and a mystery woman known as “the immortal beloved.”
“Guided listening is a technique that one of my music professors used for teaching a little bit about the history of the music, what to listen for in the music, how to listen for it, and pointing these things out as they occur,” Gilbert said. “The song text of the featured work is full of Nature imagery, wonderful piano accompaniment and a gamut of emotions. We’ll be listening to a recording of the great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing this great piece.”
Registration is not required for this program, which is designed for adults. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township, and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.
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