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Now Hear This "Beethoven's Ghost"

Season 49 Episode 6 | 54m 25s

Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.

Aired: 10/28/21 | Expires: 04/30/24
Now Hear This "Beethoven's Ghost"
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Extras
George Gagnidze and Liudmyla Monastyrska perform “Oh, di qual’onta aggravasi.”
Follow host Scott Yoo’s journey to compose a piece of music for the first time.
Explore how virtuosos become maestros, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Chang and more.
Explore the work of two legendary virtuosos, Niccolò Paganini and Robert Johnson.
Scott Yoo meets with composer Augusta Read Thomas to get out of a creative rut.
Koto player Yumi Kurosawa performs her piece "Lucky Stars."
Visit Juilliard Pre-College with Scott Yoo to play with some of tomorrow’s virtuosos.
Scott Yoo meets with a descendent of Paganini to discuss the virtuoso's life.
Yo-Yo Ma performs Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel, with images by the James Webb telescope
Yo-Yo Ma, Dr. Richard Kogan and Lynn Chang discuss their 50 years of friendship.