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Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet 9pm - 10pm
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Beautiful art by great composers and musicians
Arnold Schoenberg had an enduring friendship with the pioneering abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky and they exchanged paintings with each other. They both believed art should express the subconscious. Schoenberg's stark expressionism is vividly seen in this portrait, possibly of himself, with its penetrating, red-eyed gaze.