Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Beethoven's Fifth

Ludwig Van Beethoven Wikimedia Commons

That first four notes of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 are so famous, the music becomes easy to ignore. We stop listening before we even start. This time, listen to the notes AFTER the unforgettable dun-dun-dun-DAH! On this episode of Performance Today, we'll pay attention to the rest of this symphony in its struggle, beauty and ultimately triumphant, golden sunshine moment of an ending.

Hour One
Hour Two