3. Some of Beethoven's best-loved works were premiered in one really long concert in 1808. The 5th and 6th Symphonies, 4th Piano Concerto, the Choral Fantasy, a concert aria, and excerpts from his Mass in C minor all were played in one evening in an unheated Vienna concert hall. How long did the audience have to sit there to hear the whole thing?
4. Beethoven wrote a lot of chamber music. In fact, some of his earliest published works were for performance by small groups. His string quartets are considered the cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire, even today. How many string quartets did he write?
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Philadelphia, PA – For nearly two decades women have been advised to get mammograms when they reach the age of 40. But recently that recommendation changed. On this week's News & Views, we'll hear about new guidelines on breast cancer. The revisions have left many women confused, physicans spilt, and breast cancer advocacy groups outraged.
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Contemporary means "with the times." Contemporary means "now." And Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of today's American composers. You'll hear music from Philadelphia and all across the country - by composers who are grabbing audiences with works of beauty and emotion. Join host Kile Smith every Sunday night for all types...and all styles...of contemporary American classical music.