Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, had his article, “Lincoln’s Symphony: A Conductor’s Essay about the Second Inaugural,” featured in the current issue of The Lincoln Herald, published by Lincoln Memorial University. The article discusses the numerous parallels between the structure and content of the inaugural and some of Beethoven’s symphonies. He joins a growing number of scholars who argue that, in spite of the fame of speeches such as the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural was actually Lincoln’s greatest speech.

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