Beethoven

Airs Thursday, November 23, from 8 p.m. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 1 p.m. Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. In the 2017 edition of Giving Thanks to Music, five especially distinguished creative figures have been invited to choose a favorite composition that illustrates the profound value that classical music has had for them in their lives.

Airs Monday, November 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, music director Franz Welser-Möst leads the orchestra the the Roman Triptych by Respighi, his Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome, and The Pines of Rome. The concert will open with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Airs Monday, October 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week we begin a new season of broadcast concerts from the Cleveland Orchestra with Jaap van Zweden leading the orchestra in the Sinfonia da Requiem by Britten and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in c, Op. 67. In between, pianist Daniil Trifonov will be the featured soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488 by Mozart.

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms we feature the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with pianist Emanuel Ax in a concert that opens with the Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale by Brahms and closes with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. In between, pianist Pianist Emanuel Ax is featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14.

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