Inspired by Beethoven's Thoughts About Nature, Composer Iman Habibi's "Every Tree Speaks"

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Iman Habibi was one of several composers commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra as part of its 2020 celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The young Iranian-Canadian composer wrote Jeder Baum spricht ( Every Tree Speaks ), which explores climate change, a subject about which Habibi believes Beethoven—as a lover of nature—would have had a lot to say. The piece was premiered by The Philadelphians last March, in an empty hall, in their last performance by the full orchestra as the pandemic was taking off.

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