20th Century Composer Genealogy

Beethoven Was Wrong

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Jon Dostal and Matt Potter play radio broadcasters Billy Loney and Dan Druff. They look at Alex Ross’s chapter “Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock and the Minimalists”, and discover how composers like John Coltrane, Steve Reich and John Cage are related. Do not miss this great show, full of surprises, including a guest appearance by Alex Ross.

Ross, Alex. “Beethoven Was Wrong; Bebop, Rock, and the Minimalists.”

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Ovens, Tim.  “Sonata X for Prepared Piano.”  Cage, John.

John Coltrane Quartet.  “Impressions.”  John Coltrane.

“Piano Suite Opus 25; Menuett.”  Schoenberg, Arnold.

Mcmillen, Blair and Gosling, Stephen. “Piano Phase.” Steve Reich

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