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Ludwig van Beethoven

  • In an encore broadcast, the American Joshua Bell violinist returns to the Boston Symphony as the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Alan Gilbert conducts the world premiere of a work by Bernard Rands and Debussy’s "La Mer."
  • Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Paul Lewis, as well as Hannah Kendall’s "The Spark Catchers" and James Lee III’s "Freedom’s Genuine Dawn," with narrator Thomas Warfield.
  • In an encore broadast, British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his Boston Symphony debut with Ernest Bloch’s "Schelomo," and Andris Nelsons conducts the world premiere of Carlos Simon’s "Four Black American Dances" and Beethoven’s poetic Symphony No. 7.
  • Before I had ever heard of Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, or Mendelssohn, their music was the soundtrack to my childhood thanks to a doll called Barbie.
  • Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Beethoven's "Leonore" Overture No. 3 and Orff's "Carmina Burana," starring acclaimed soloists Reginald Mobley, Erin Morley, and Will Liverman.
  • The Moon helps us keep track of time, of tides, of the ebb and flow of life. And inspires music.
  • Available on demand, on WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Václav Luks conducts Beethoven's revolutionary Symphony No. 3, the "Eroica," as well as rarely heard music by Wranitzky.
  • In the midst of the Oscar awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, classical music has always been a star performer.
  • "Music is the coordination between Man and Time." – Igor Stravinsky
  • Ring in the new year with CRB and the Boston Symphony Orchestra with timeless waltzes by Lanner and Strauss and Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," capped off with Beethoven's eternal Symphony No. 9 — all conducted by Erich Leinsdorf.