Here is a link to this lively, laugh-filled interview program conducted weekly on the Internet by Win Derman. Alternatively, search for FeelItLive, the Win-Win Show, Episode 55 with Dr. Linda Holt :
Friday, November 4, 2022
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Review in Bachtrack 10/4/22 Photo by Jeff Fusco
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Invictus by L.L. Holt (Harvard Square Editions, 2019) has been named a Finalist in the international Next Generation Indie Book Awards for 2021. Also known as the Indie
Book Awards, the literary awards program recognizes and honors
authors and publishers of exceptional independently published books in
70 different categories.
Holt's novel builds on the long-persisting legend that the composer Ludwig van Beethoven may have been, or been treated and discriminated against as, a person of color during his lifetime (1770-1827)
The book is the sequel to The Black Spaniard by L.L. Holt (Unsolicited Press, 2016), a novel about Beethoven's turbulent childhood.
Award recognition is nothing new to this author who has been mesmerized by Beethoven's music and life story since her childhood. Earlier, The Black Spaniard was short-listed for the GOETHE Book Awards for Historic post-1750s Fiction, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards. Invictus was also a Finalist for the Landmark Prize for Fiction when it was still in manuscript form (under the title, Intensia).
Holt's award is in an exciting new category designated for books that deal with issues experienced by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). She is currently contemplating writing a third and final novel about Beethoven as well as a fictional reimagining of the swashbuckling life story of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a prominent composer and swordsman during the French Revolution.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
No, I don't mean taking a masterclass. Or necessarily following the piano guy on PBS. What I mean is experiencing great music intensely by playing along with a recording of a great performance, even if you can only play a few scales and basic chords and can read music enough to sing in a choir.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Pianist Hao Huang celebrates Beethoven in this performance of the piano sonata Op. 109 (slightly edited for time constraints). Thank you, Hao Huang, for this moving interpretation.
Beethoven Op. 109. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivoPerformed By:Hao Huang Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in MusicS...