In Episode 12 of Unorchestrated, Christopher and Tom speak with poet Rita Dove about the relationship between poetry and music in her work generally, and how Beethoven’s music shaped one particular poem in her book, Sonata Mulattica.
This is the 12th episode in our 14-part series, Sonata Mulattica with Rita Dove.
The episode closes with a performance of the final two movements of the “Kreutzer” sonata by ASO Concertmaster Tallie Brunfelt and pianist Nathaniel LaNasa.
Rita Dove is a Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and the only poet ever honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. An Akron native, she is currently Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.