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Practical Theology

Justice, Isaiah, Practical Theology, and Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 57, ‘The Appassionata’

When: June 11, 2021, 9:00 am - Friday

Where: Shinn Center

Session 6

Session Abstract

As a Hebrew Bible scholar and a classically trained pianist, Charles Rix will set forth the thesis that Beethoven’s music upholds issues of justice (and injustice).  In particular, his Sonata Op. 57 “The Appassionata” (one of his major piano works) evokes a musical imagination of the “voice of justice” heralded in many forms within Isaiah.  Rix will discuss Beethoven’s evocations of justice, demonstrate examples from the Sonata and then perform one of the movements. In an effort to stimulate heuristic grist and productive dialogue, scholars in Hebrew Bible and Music History will follow with prepared comments.

 

Speakers

Gary Sellby, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University, Convener

  • Charles Rix, Oklahoma Christian University, Remarks and Performance
  • Kellie Brown, Milligan University, Music History, Respondent
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Old Testament, Respondent
Speakers

Gary Selby, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University, Convener

  • Charles Rix, Oklahoma Christian University, Remarks and Performance
  • Kellie Brown, Milligan University, Music History, Respondent
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Old Testament, Respondent

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