Classical Music - Beethoven Network
Weekdays 11am to 3pm
- Hosted by Peter Van De Graaff
Hosted by Peter Van De Graaff, the Beethoven network feature a wide variety of music from all eras of classical music and Peter is recognized nationwide as a leader in classical music broadcasting. For the past 17 years he has been the host of the Beethoven Satellite Network, a nationally-syndicated daily program carried on over 200 stations. Since 1996 he has been the program director of the service as well. He has also hosted such nationwide broadcast series as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Series, Opera from the European Broadcasting Union, Music of the Baroque and the Vermeer Quartet.
Hailed by the critics as possessing a "resplendent voice" and "rich, burnished sound" with "formidable skill" and a "commanding grace and strength", bass-baritone Peter Van De Graaff has sung to great acclaim throughout the world. In Europe, he performed and recorded a Mass by Jan Vorisek with the Czech State Symphony under Paul Freeman and has also sung Beethoven's Missa Solemnis throughout the Czech Republic and Poland with the Czech Philharmonic. He appeared in Berlin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg's Moses und Aaron. In Budapest he sang with the Budapest Concert Orchestra in Verdi's Requiem and in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra joined him in a Mozart Mass.