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Beethoven: Creative Genius And Psychiatric Illness

Beethoven: Creative Genius And Psychiatric Illness

Richard KoganA lecture/concert by Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Juilliard-trained concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan

Friday, November 9 - in the Honors College Commons (212 MD Anderson Library)

Reception begins at 5:30 pm; Lecture/Concert begins at 6:30 pm, with time for Q&A and more mingling after the event


Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a psychiatrist. He has been praised for his "eloquent, compelling, and exquisite playing" by the New York Times, and the Boston Globe wrote that "Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world's two most demanding professions."

Dr. Kogan has gained renown for his lecture/recitals that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, and Bernstein. He has given these presentations at music festivals, concert series, medical conferences, and scholarly symposia throughout the world. He delivered an address entitled "The Power of Music in Healing Mind and Body" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.