On the Next Doc Chat on Thursday, 4/15 at 3:30pm, NYPL's Bob Kosovsky and Fredric Fehleisen of The Juilliard School discuss a early 19th-century portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven now owned by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, analyzing the extensive musical symbolism embedded in the painting and the role of portraiture in defining the narrative of the composer's life and legacy. Doc Chat is a weekly, 30-minute program series from the New York Public Library that digs deep into the stories behind the Library’s most interesting collections and highlights ways that teachers can incorporate them into the classroom.
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Julie Golia, PhD
Curator of History, Social Sciences, and Government Information
The New York Public Library