The gorgeous and strange first movement of Beethoven's piano sonata Op. 27 No. 2 is one of the most popular piano pieces of all time, but there are many secrets that lie below its placid surface. We discuss some of the ways that the piece evokes moonlight and nocturnal landscapes.
The recording we used was played by Malcolm Bilson from "The Complete Piano Sonatas Played on Historical Instruments"
Sarah Waltz, "In Defense of Moonlight"
Tom Beghin, "Beethoven's Mondschein Sonata"
Star Trek Themes Part 2
The anticipated second half of our Star Trek themes discussion! We get very excited about The Next Generation, and then get very opinionated about Enterprise and Discovery, while ultimately finding some redemptive qualities about them.
Star Trek Themes Part 1
What is a more iconic space art than Star Trek? As both Meredith and Gabe are Star Trek nerds, we thought it a fitting beginning to our frontier into this podcast series. While of course music is omnipresent in the franchise in underscoring and even musical-themed episodes, we focus for now on the theme songs, discussing how they are put together and what they reflect about the themes and ideas of The Original Series, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.