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WQXR CLASSICAL RADIO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HOW BEETHOVEN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON"
By Brian Wise, WQXR Classical RadioWQXR CLASSICAL RADIO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HOW BEETHOVEN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON"! "Ludwig Through the Lens of Filmmakers, Activists, Rockers and Rappers. The Great Kat riffs on Beethoven." - By Brian Wise, WQXR Classical Radio
 

"Ludwig Through the Lens of Filmmakers, Activists, Rockers and Rappers. The Great Kat riffs on Beethoven." READ ARTICLE HERE!
 
"WQXR Declares NOVEMBER BEETHOVEN AWARENESS MONTH"!
WQXR CLASSICAL RADIO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HOW BEETHOVEN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON"! "Ludwig Through the Lens of Filmmakers, Activists, Rockers and Rappers. The Great Kat riffs on Beethoven." - By Brian Wise, WQXR Classical RadioWQXR CLASSICAL RADIO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HOW BEETHOVEN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON"! "Ludwig Through the Lens of Filmmakers, Activists, Rockers and Rappers. The Great Kat riffs on Beethoven." - By Brian Wise, WQXR Classical Radio
"WQXR Declares NOVEMBER BEETHOVEN AWARENESS MONTH"!

"Ever since Beethovenís music arrived on the shores of the United States in 1805, the composer has become a constantly morphing icon. In his expansive new book Beethoven in America, Michael Broyles argues that the composer gradually became democratized -- a symbol not merely of the European classical canon but one who 'transcends boundaries of aesthetic preference and ethnicity.'
Feminists and black radicals, filmmakers and architects, poets and rappers all grasped something in the emotional power of Beethovenís music. Broyles, a professor of music at Florida State University, said that probably the watershed moment for Beethoven came in the 1960s, when rock Ďní roll and the counterculture appropriated Beethovenís music and persona towards all kinds of ends..." READ ARTICLE HERE!
"BEETHOVEN IN AMERICA", NEW BOOK BY MICHAEL BROYLES, FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! Chapter entitled: "Beethoven in Popular Music"! "No one in heavy metal has exploited Beethoven to the extent of Katherine Thomas, known as 'The Great Kat.' She does not just play Beethoven. If you believe her, she is Beethoven reincarnated. Loud, blistering fast guitar riffs accompanied by screams, and an aggressive hyper-dominatrix persona. Her act is not subtle. She is direct and flamboyant about her intentions. Her virtuosity is for real. Over-the-top stage persona. This is a frontal assault." - By Michael Broyles, "Beethoven in America" Book (Indiana University Press. Publ. date: 10/6/2011)
 
 
 
 
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