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José Bowen: Beethoven the businessman

December 3, 2011

The revolution that made music more marketable, more personal and easier to pirate began ... at the dawn of the nineteenth-century. At TEDxSMU, José Bowen outlines how new printing technology and an improved piano gave rise to the first music industry and influenced a generation of composers. (Filmed at TEDxSMU.)

José Bowen - Professor of music
José Bowen is an accomplished musician and teacher who explores how technology has shaped the history of music. Full bio

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José Bowen - Professor of music
José Bowen is an accomplished musician and teacher who explores how technology has shaped the history of music.

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In his over thirty-year career in music, José Bowen has appeared internationally with artists like Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bobby McFerrin, written over one hundred scholarly articles, and composed a Pulitzer Prize nominated symphony. He began teaching at Stanford University in 1982 before moving on to University of Southampton, Georgetown University, Miami University, and Southern Methodist University -- where he now resides as Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music.

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