Beethoven

Airs Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by pianist Yefim Bronfman in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.” Mr. Bronfman will all play several encores by Liszt and Chopin. The concert also features Johann Strauss, Jr., Franz Lehar, Henry Mancini, and Jerome Kern. 

Airs Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony, music director Manfred Honeck will be joined by violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and then soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, tenor Paul Appleby and bass John Relyea will join the Orchestra along with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and narrator F. Murry Abraham for different performance of Mozart's great Requiem.

Airs Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas retuns to lead the orchestra in Blumine by Gustav Mahler and the Symphony No. 6 in F major by Beethoven, his "Pastoral Symphony." Violinist  Alexander Barantschik will also be featured as guest soloist in the Violin Concerto No. 4 by Schnittke.

Airs Monday, December 16 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Bolmstedt leads the orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 5. Also on the program, Beethoven's No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.

Airs Wednesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. The man known as the Pope’s Maestro, Sir Gilbert Levine, leads the combined forces of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a special concert celebrating the uniquely unifying, multi-cultural message of Pope John Paul II, which brought a great American city together in music and spirit. Taped at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, this special program includes performances of Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), two composers beloved by the Pontiff, among others.

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