Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ludwig van Beethoven: Tortured but Remarkably Resilient

APA's 2012 meeting in Philadelphia concluded yesterday in Philadelphia. We'd like to end our coverage with a lecture that marries mind and brain through music. 

Ludwig van Beethoven may have been a mad genius and tortured artist, but he is an ultimate example of the quality of resilience, according to psychiatrist and award-winning pianist Richard Kogan, M.D. In this video, taken at APA's 2012 annual meeting, Kogan discusses the great composer and plays a selection from his works. Watch the video.

(Video: David Hathcox; photo courtesy of Richard Kogan, M.D.)


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