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When Beethoven speaks, a struggling pianist listens and everybody learns about the Titan

Jan 12, 2013 – 4:27 pm
Leave it to Ludwig at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 2013

Preview: What if Beethoven could speak? Suppose that titanic composer just popped into the room where a young pianist was wrestling with a sonata and offered, on the spot, the ultimate master class. You might have something very like pianist-composer-Beethoven impersonator Bruce Adolphe’s “Leave It to Ludwig” – an entertaining stage show aimed squarely at youngsters but authentic and serious enough, even when it’s very funny, to illuminate the subject of Beethoven for adults as well.