Aram Demirjian discusses the enduring popularity of one of the great works in classical music, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He also explains the inspired thinking behind the inclusion of Harrell’s Time Like an Everflowing Stream and Montgomery’s Banner.
The newest Ken Burns film, Country Music, will air this fall on PBS. Ken Burns is currently out on a bus tour with producer and writer Dayton Duncan, producer Julie Dunfey, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor. Todd Steed caught up with all four of them earlier this week for a wide ranging chat covering inspiration, race, Dolly Parton, and more.