Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Beethoven: a hint of things to come

Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler (1820) Wikimedia Commons

In his mid-20s, Ludwig van Beethoven was aspiring to be a composer, but he was known mostly as a pianist... he was still searching for his own musical voice. On Wednesday's Performance Today, hear wonderfully accomplished music by the young composer, before he became the Beethoven we know today.