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Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 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.
  • Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony in an encore broadcast of the world premiere of "Starling Variations," by Elizabeth Ogonek, as well as Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, with soloist Paul Lewis.
  • In an encore Boston Symphony broadcast, Paul Lewis is the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4, and Andris Nelsons leads the world premiere of the orchestral version of Caroline Shaw’s “Punctum.”
  • In an encore broadcast of the first of three programs encompassing Beethoven’s piano concertos, Paul Lewis is the soloist in the Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, alongside the world premiere of “Makeshift Castle,” by Julia Adolphe, all conducted by Andris Nelsons.
  • On WCRB In Concert with Phoenix, the Boston-based chamber orchestra welcomes Music Director Joshua Weilerstein in a program of works by Bartók, Golijov, Beethoven, and much more, Sunday at 7pm.
  • “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” - Douglas Wood (author, illustrator, naturalist)
  • Classical music is often inspired by romance, fairy tales, or royalty, but sometimes the inspiration comes from real world causes.
  • Could It Be Magic? Pop songs based on classical music!
  • An incredible cast of soloists joins Michael Tilson Thomas, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
  • Joshua Bell is the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Herbert Blomstedt is the guest conductor for the Symphony No. 7, in an encore Tanglewood broadcast.