Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:30
Cosmos: Beethoven Ragas
Beethoven and Indian music don't really seem to go together at first glance. But a look at Beethoven's notebooks confirms that he did indeed take an interest in Far Eastern art and culture, which were becoming better known in Europe at the time. The composer counted the leading Austrian Oriental scholar and translator Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall among his acquaintances.