Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Divine Inspiration or Intelligent Design?
Gil Morgenstern, violin
Rieko Aizawa, piano
How could Beethoven have written one of his wittiest sonatas for violin and piano just as he was struggling with his growing deafness? Are works by the deeply spiritual Olivier Messiaen and Arvo Pärt "heaven sent?" And how did Aaron Copland, a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn, find a way to so authentically capture the sounds of the American West? The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble explores the age-old question of where inspiration comes from, but also asks, “does it matter?”