Ludwig van Beethoven http://wrti.org en The Philadelphians on WRTI: Pianist Andreas Haefliger Plays Beethoven, March 23, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-wrti-pianist-andreas-haefliger-plays-beethoven-march-23-1-pm <p>Conductor<strong> Donald Runnicles</strong> will be back here in Philadelphia next week to conduct the Orchestra in works by Benjamin Britten, Arvo Part, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We’ll look ahead to those performances by looking back <strong>this coming Sunday at 1 pm, as we bring you an archival broadcast from a concert in February of 2005,</strong> which saw Maestro Runnicles on the podium conducting the Orchestra in the year he made his debut with the Philadelphians, directing works by <strong>Beethoven</strong> and <strong>Elgar</strong>.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:29:27 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7104 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians on WRTI: Pianist Andreas Haefliger Plays Beethoven, March 23, 1 PM Igor Levit: The Next-Generation Pianist Tackles Beethoven http://wrti.org/post/igor-levit-next-generation-pianist-tackles-beethoven <p></p><p>Born in 1987, and now in his 20s, he's been called, "...the finest pianist of his generation," by the <em>UK Telegraph</em>, who also commented that, ..."[he] shows that he's set to be one &nbsp;of this century's big names." He's<strong> Igor Levit.</strong> And his latest CD of the last five piano sonatas of Ludwig von Beethoven has been creating quite a stir.</p><p>http://youtu.be/TfoAQXKqzJ4</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:16:38 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7100 at http://wrti.org Igor Levit: The Next-Generation Pianist Tackles Beethoven The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action http://wrti.org/post/ode-joy-call-action <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90_deaEFus</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:48:00 +0000 NPR StaffNPR Music 6899 at http://wrti.org The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action Ludwig van Beethoven: Ceremonial and Humorous http://wrti.org/post/ludwig-van-beethoven-ceremonial-and-humorous <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ludwig van Beethoven, born in &nbsp;1770, continues to be explored and rediscovered.&nbsp; As </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Susan Lewis reports, on </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> concert broadcast on Sunday, December 1st, 2013, The Philadelphia Orchestra will play a rarely heard overture from 1811, and Beethoven’s </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> symphony, composed the following year. Rafael</span> Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts.</p><p>http://youtu.be/vSmzyzEQ6Vk</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:37:14 +0000 Susan Lewis 6714 at http://wrti.org Ludwig van Beethoven: Ceremonial and Humorous Yefim Bronfman Explores The Genius of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto http://wrti.org/post/yefim-bronfman-explores-genius-beethovens-fourth-piano-concerto <p></p><p>A celebrated pianist continues to explore the genius of Beethoven’s piano concertos. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the fourth concerto remains one of the most intriguing masterpieces in the piano repertoire.</p><p>Listen to Susan's interview with Yefim Bronfman this <strong>Sunday afternoon, November 24 when WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast features Bronfman playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.&nbsp;</strong> Also on the program is Shostakovich’s 11th symphony. Semyon Byshkov conducts.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/yKQLWLpxueA</p><p>http://youtu.be/qcQjpUMV1ro</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:56:18 +0000 Susan Lewis 6679 at http://wrti.org Yefim Bronfman Explores The Genius of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto Shostakovich and Beethoven and the Power of Music http://wrti.org/post/shostakovich-and-beethoven-and-power-music <p>Beethoven and Shostakovich grew up in different countries in different centuries. But, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a renowned Russian conductor, leading The Philadelphia Orchestra on this week’s concert broadcast, finds a great affinity between the two musical giants.</p><p><strong>Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2013, on WRTI</strong>, Semyon Byshkov leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony and Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist.&nbsp;Susan will interview <a href="http://www.semyonbychkov.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Maestro Semyon Byshkov</strong></a> at Intermission about Shostakovich's 11th Symphony.</p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/g9lo9ZDYuDU</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:34:38 +0000 Susan Lewis 6680 at http://wrti.org Shostakovich and Beethoven and the Power of Music Happiness Is...A "Joyous" Flashmob Video From Spain! http://wrti.org/post/happiness-isa-joyous-flashmob-video-spain <p>Does this video bring a smile to your face? Please share it and spread the joy!</p><p><a href="http://wrti.org/post/joyous-new-season-philadelphia-orchestra-concerts-launches-wrti-beethovens-9th" target="_blank"><strong>A "Joyous" New Season of Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts Launches on WRTI, November 10th with Beethoven's 9th! Check it out here.</strong></a></p><p>http://youtu.be/GBaHPND2QJg</p><h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:11:37 +0000 WRTI Staff 4362 at http://wrti.org Happiness Is...A "Joyous" Flashmob Video From Spain! Beethoven's Masterpiece: A Symphonic Swan Song http://wrti.org/post/beethovens-masterpiece-symphonic-swan-song <p></p><p>This Sunday on WRTI, the new season of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts launches with&nbsp; one of music's most iconic works. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, Beethoven’s final symphony, completed almost two centuries ago, is still one of the most well-regarded and often-performed works.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:44:59 +0000 Jim Cotter 6632 at http://wrti.org Beethoven's Masterpiece: A Symphonic Swan Song Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin http://wrti.org/post/revisiting-beethovens-symphonies-yannick-nezet-seguin <p></p><p>The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing a two-year cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, although known to generations of music lovers, these great works continue to provide insights into Western musical heritage.</p><p>Listen to more of Susan’s interview with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin during Intermission on <strong>Sunday, November 10th, when WRTI broadcasts the Orchestra's first subscription concert of the season at 1 pm, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9</strong>. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:36:56 +0000 Susan Lewis 6638 at http://wrti.org Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin A "Joyous" New Season of Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts Launches on WRTI with Beethoven's 9th! http://wrti.org/post/joyous-new-season-philadelphia-orchestra-concerts-launches-wrti-beethovens-9th <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">On Sunday, November 10th, at 1 pm, we begin a new season of&nbsp;<em>Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert&nbsp;</em>broadcasts with the 2013-2014 season-opening concert from the end of September, featuring <strong>Beethoven</strong>'s awe-inspiring <strong>Ninth Symphony. </strong>With its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, the Ninth is the crowning achievement of Beethoven’s revolutionary works, its famous “Ode to Joy” serving as a message of hope for all mankind. Showcasing the <strong>Westminster Symphonic Choir,</strong> and conducted by Music Director <strong>Yannick&nbsp;Nezet-Seguin,&nbsp;</strong>this performance launches a two-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">http://youtu.be/cwLkQpVXRfQ</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">The Choir will also appear in Beethoven’s rarely heard setting of Goethe’s&nbsp;<strong><i>Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,</i></strong>&nbsp;as well as the <strong>world premiere</strong> of the young American composer <strong>Nico </strong><strong>Muhly</strong>’s newly orchestrated&nbsp;<strong><i>Bright Mass with Canons</i></strong>&nbsp;for chorus, orchestra, and featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with<strong> Yannick</strong> about the program, and the new season, and Jim Cotter sits down with both tenor <strong>Chrisistian&nbsp;Elsner</strong> and bass-baritone <strong>Shenyang,&nbsp;</strong>both of whom play very important roles in this concert.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><strong>Not to be missed! &nbsp;Be with us on Sunday, November 10th, for the new season of&nbsp;<em>Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert&nbsp;</em>broadcasts, from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/beethoven-9-ode-joy?date=2013-09-26_20-00" target="_blank"><strong>Program notes</strong></a></p><p><strong>PROGRAM</strong><br /><br />BEETHOVEN:&nbsp; <em>Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage</em>, for chorus and orchestra<br /><br />MUHLY: <em>Bright Mass with Canons</em><br /><br />BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor<br /><br />Twyla Robinson, soprano<br /><br />Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano<br /><br />Chrisitian Elsner, tenor<br /><br />Shenyang, bass-baritone<br /><br />The Westminster Symphonic Choir -Mixed chorus<br /><br />Joe Miller, director</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:50:40 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6619 at http://wrti.org A "Joyous" New Season of Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts Launches on WRTI with Beethoven's 9th!