Over the past few weeks I have been blissfully “nerding out” to The Beethoven Compendium, an in-depth, all-encompassing Beethoven biography. It’s a deep dive into what we know about the man, his daily habits, his influences, and what made him tick.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the schedule for the 2017 Tanglewood season, in which Music Director Andris Nelsons leads 10 concerts over several weeks that begin and end the season, and Artistic Partner Thomas Adès conducts his own music with both the BSO and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Last month, I threw down a challenge, one that, for those who embrace it, will result in extraordinary concert experiences... and maybe a surprise gift. Now it's time to cowboy up for round 2. Are you up for it?