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Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Hadi Karimi
A 3D rendering of Ludwig van Beethoven by visual artist Hadi Karimi.

Beethoven’s 250th birthday occurs days before this show airs, so we devote the entire program to his music. We open with his stirring and noble “Consecration of the House” overture and the main course of our Beethoven buffet is his magnificent Septet in E-flat, Op. 20 in a classic recording by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Both recordings show Beethoven at his best, as well as at his most bombastic and most intimate.

Compositions and Recordings

Consecration of the House Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and the Minnesota Orchestra

Septet in E Flat, Op. 20, Ludwig van Beethoven
Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.