Exclusively for Tauck guests, join Michael Shaw, Tauck Maestro, for a presentation on the life and music of one of the world’s most revered composers – Ludwig van Beethoven.
Michael has been a Tauck “Maestro” on our Musical Magic Along The Blue Danube river cruises since 2010, and a Tauck Director along the Rhine since 2017; he has lived in Basel, Switzerland, since 2013. Michael studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and earned his PhD in historical musicology at Columbia University; he has a historical – and musical – passion for 1790–1830 Vienna.
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This presentation was wonderful. Such great detail about Beethoven’s life and works. I really hope
Tauck will sponsor another presentation by Mr. Shaw.
I want to thank Tauck for re-running this presentation, so that we can enjoy it again. I also want to
thank you for this musical trip during these trying times. We were supposed to be in Germany and Poland this week and had to postpone our trip.
I enjoyed your lecture on Beethoven. I took the Tauck Rhine River Cruise May, 2019 and loved it!
Wonderful & informative. So very well done. Hope to hear more presentations.
Your presentation and explanation of the life of Beethoven was very interesting. It was most enjoyable!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and even playing bits of music that Beethoven composed.
Kudos to Tauck to select you as the Maestro!
Excellent program enjoyed the music and melody. Attended a spectacular concert in Vienna and it makes want to return.
This presentation was an excellent blend of a history and music presentation.
I enjoyed very much the video on Beethoven’s life and work. It was well-planned and presented. I am glad to see that Tauck is still offering the Musical Tour on the Danube. My best friend and I were on the tour in 2012 and had a wonderful time. If there are other arts, especially music-related videos produced, please let me know.
I appreciated your presentation on Beethoven and would appreciate learning of any future presentations.
Thank you to Tauck for re-running the presentation.
This presentation was a wonderful way to begin the day. Thanks to Tauck for posting the recording so it was available for anytime listening/ viewing. I’d love to hear another presentation by Mr. Shaw. (And I hope to take one of Tauck’s European river cruises in the future, perhaps the Danube one).
Hi, Michael! So good to see you! Paul and I were on the Danube with you a few years ago. Good to hear you still teaching us on the great composers and musicians! Hope you are well!
Presentation was wonderful. Would like to hear of your future presentations.
Your lecture on “The and Music of Beethoven” was inspiring, please do let me know when you do another, I would love to watch it.
I heard this presentation was excellent and would like to listen.
Please include me on an email list of musical presentations as you mentioned in your excellent and informative lecture.
I am also interested in comparisons among musicians of different decades and the type of musical expressions shared among composers.
Very much enjoyed and will look forward to your next lecture. Thank you.
This was enlightening and enjoyable. Bravo! I’ll be telling friends about it.
Michael should become a professor of Music, what an amazing lecture. Glad you reposted this, I finally had time to listen to it today.
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What a marvelous treat. Both Beethoven and Mozart where incredibly informative and enjoyable.Thank you Tauck for sending out the email to me. I have always been A fan of both of these composers and these lectures were the icing on the cake… I look forward to other “Treats” Like this..
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