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Eroica, Remixed

Friday, March 09, 2012

Thumping beats, sweeping high-pitched melodies, and a dramatic climax – from this description, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (also known as the Eroica) sounds like it could be the next hot dance mix even before it's been remixed. Conductor Alan Pierson of the Brooklyn Philharmonic joins us to talk about the ensemble’s “Beethoven Remix Project” – and what it plans to do with five electronic remixes of the famous symphony.

Guests:

Alan Pierson

Comments [6]

Walter Santucci from los angeles, ca

this is a fantastic meeting of two different eras of great, original music. though Beethoven obviously never scored his music with heavy, funky drumbeats, he always had strong, percussive rhythms, and this remix brings out an element that was lying dormant in the original. It's like a beautiful old classical style building with a fresh, original tag spray painted across the front. the first remix by Eddie Marz is especially powerful and I like how it focuses on, repeats and gives new importance to a specific element of the composition that is perhaps taken for granted and transient in traditional recordings... cool project!

Mar. 18 2012 04:33 PM
Chila for Fun

I REALLY LIKE THE MIX BY DJ EDDIE MARZ...I ENJOYED BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY AND WITH A NEW TWIST OF HIP HOP REMIX IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL THOSE THAT MIGHT NOT LISTEN CLASSICAL OFTEN!! FINALLY YOUNG HIP HOP HEADS ARE EXPOSE TO SOMETHING NEW AND FRESH VERY MUCH UNIQUE AS THE BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC :)

Mar. 10 2012 02:27 PM
Deborah Ross from NewYork

I believe creative process dictates artistic interpretation and movement ( pun intended). Purists are entitled to their tastes. While its unlikely one can please everyone all the time, many will find this beautiful and inspring. Beethoven may not, were he present, be a fan, but probably would still applaud the creative process and be intrigued that his work is used to explore that arena.

Mar. 09 2012 03:16 PM
barent

Rah- why can't we have both. it should not have to be, either or. i love the original a lot more;however,i don't want stuff set in stone, do you?

Mar. 09 2012 02:55 PM
Rah from Manhattan

No, not a purist, but does EVERYTHING have to dumbed down nowadays?

Is 200 years of culture to be just messed with like this? EW

I think it is actually more insulting to the people you dumb it down for.
It cannot be true that modern people are less able to get this than folks from the 19th century.

Mar. 09 2012 02:34 PM
barent

are there still fartsy classical purists out there, who'll give you a hard time around this ?

Mar. 09 2012 02:30 PM

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