Katarina Markovic, program curator; chair, Music History and Musicology, New England Conservatory of Music
Joshua Major, program director; chair, Opera Studies, New England Conservatory of Music
New England Conservatory student and faculty artists
Ludwig van Beethoven’s compositions and Francisco Goya’s works of art share an emotional profundity that continues to capture the contemporary psyche. These two unparalleled artists coincidentally shared many life experiences: Napoleon, the French Revolution, artistic outpourings, patronage, depression, and deafness. Simultaneously experience these two cultural powerhouses: hear the music of Beethoven performed by New England Conservatory faculty and students and view projections of works by Goya, accompanied by excerpts from letters and contemporaneous documents.
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Above: Francisco Goya, Self-Portrait While Painting (detail), about 1795. Oil on canvas. Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. Photo © Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. Gustav Kruell, Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven. 42.640. Wood engraving. Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard.