AuthorsLive with Matthew Guerrieri

book cover Event Type: Author Visit
Date: 11/27/2012
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 In The First Four Notes, music critic Matthew Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven's time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and forward into our own time to describe the ways in which the Fifth has, in turn, asserted its influence. He uncovers possible sources in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and certain pre-Revolutionary French symphonies. He confirms that, contrary to popular belief, Beethoven was not deaf when he wrote the Fifth. He traces the Fifth's influence in China, Russia and the United States and shows us how it was used by both the Allies and the Nazis in World War II. Altogether, a fascinating piece of musical detective work'a treat for music lovers of every stripe.

Matthew Guerrieri is the music critic for The Boston Globe, and his articles have also appeared in Vanity Fair, NewMusicBox, Playbill, and Slate.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books.
Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Marianne Weill
Contact Number: 203-622-7933