15 January 2007

Beethoven, Philly Style

Did you know that, on this National Public Radio page, one can hear (for free!) recent Philadelphia Orchestra performances of all nine Beethoven symphonies? I didn't.

"The Philadelphia Orchestra performs all nine of Beethoven's symphonies as part of a season-long tribute. Conductor Christoph Eschenbach's goal is to remove Beethoven from 'the classical box' to show his 'revolutionary and visionary' side. The orchestra's virtuosity is on display throughout."

That solves the problem of determining the soundtrack for today's work ...

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