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Y Beethoven? This is Why Beethoven, according to Shai Wosner, Orli Shaham, Julien Labro, Jonathan Biss, Benjamin Hochman and Jenny Lin.

“It’s not been possible to be a composer since 1827,” Biss told us, “without having something to say about #Beethoven, like it or not.”

We want to hear from you, too. Tell us, Why Beethoven? We’ll feature your comments on our Tumblr and Twitter, using the hashtag #YBeethoven.

The brilliant Hagen Quartet brings the complete Beethoven cycle to 92Y this season. The first concert happens on Nov 7.