Ludwig van Beethoven

Esterhazy Palace, site of work's premiere
Euard Gurk/Wikimedia Commons

June 17, 2018
9:00 PM

Described both as Beethoven's "most humiliating public disaster" and the "expression of childlike serenity," enjoy one of the least heard of Beethoven's major works Sunday at 9pm on WCRB: the "Mass in C major."

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists
Koralie Woodward

On WCRB’s CD of the Week, the soloists from the Montreal Symphony call on their virtuosity to bring out the light-heartedness in Beethoven and Richard Strauss.

Thomas Adès
Stu Rosner

Saturday, January 27, 2018 (encore Monday, February 5)
8:00 PM

Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony in Ligeti's Violin Concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich, as well as Stravinsky's magical "The Fairy's Kiss."

Masaaki Suzuki
M. Miura

Now on demand, on WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Masaaki Suzuki leads Beethoven's epic, iconic Ninth Symphony.

François-Xavier Roth
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, January 6, 2018
8:00 PM

Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, and François-Xavier Roth leads the BSO in Beethoven's mighty Symphony No. 5.

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