Classical Stories
12:32 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Today It's Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration


Join us today for 12 hours of music by Beethoven beginning at 6 am

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. Tune in today to hear some of the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts.

It's "Lots of Ludwig" all day today! Please join us.

For the answers to our Beethoven Trivia Contest Click Here.

Videos featuring works by Beethoven:


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