The Mathematics Behind the Music of Beethoven

I’ve always marvelled at the complexity of classical music and the genius it must have taken to write the great symphonies. How do you write down what you hear in your head? Open Culture offers a little insight into how Beethoven did it. It’s all in the math.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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