Dialogue on Disability: Gabriela Lena Frank and Beethoven
Composer, pianist, and founder of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, Gabriela Lena Frank was born with a neurosensory high-moderate/near-profound hearing loss. In December 2020, as we celebrated Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary, she discussed how Beethoven's deafness informed his composing. The conversation was published in the New York Times and in her blog. Ms. Frank graciously sent it to us for our Dialogue on Disability.