Judith Clurman and her choral ensemble Essential Voices USA brighten the season with their fourth recording, 'Season of Light.' It's a holiday sampler that celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and the New Year. Learn about the recording and enter for a chance to win a free download of the album.
On today's date in 1842, an orchestra of 63 players performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 at the first concert of the Philharmonic Society of New York. This 1842 performance of Beethoven's Fifth occurred 34 years after the work's premiere in Vienna in 1808.
One early and avid Philharmonic Society...Episode details...
Beethoven borrowed a tune from a popular opera when he wrote his Gassenhauer Trio; it was a song that everybody was singing in Vienna in 1797. On Wednesday's Performance Today, we'll hear a performance of Beethoven's Trio from an all-star concert in Bridgehampton, New York.
Come match wits with Bruce Adolphe - now you can play the Piano Puzzler anytime, anywhere! Every week, we're putting a sneak peek of the upcoming Puzzler online; have a listen, and then send us your best guess.
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 6, and continuing until the end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 14, we're asking you to vote for your favorite pieces by the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose birthdate is this month. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m. Central, listen to the Favorites Stream as we count down the top 20 favorite pieces by Beethoven, as voted by you.
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!