Classical Stories
11:02 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration


Wednesday, December 16

6 am to 6 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. On December 16th tune in to hear the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts. It's "Lots of Ludwig" for 12 hours! Please join us.

And don't forget, there's still time to enter our Beethoven Trivia Contest here.


Watch and Listen: Pianist Freddy Kempf plays second movement of Beethoven's Pathetique


Watch and Listen: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, second movement, Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Watch and Listen: The electrifying pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven's Appassionata, Op. 57, Movement 3