Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

On Sunday, June 15th on WRTI, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Weber's Clarinet Concerto, and Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn.