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Beethoven All Day Spotlight

It's Beethoven All Day on WRTI

Happy 241st Birthday, Ludwig!

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 - March 26, 1827) towers as one of history's greatest composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to create some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known.

Listen all day today, from 6 am to 6 pm, and the glorious music of Beethoven will fill your heart and soul with joy! Some of the most beautiful works and recordings have been selected. Don't miss Symphony No. 9 (the Choral Symphony) at noon. Piano sonatas, violin sonatas, vocal and choral works, concertos, and overtures will be on the air throughout the day. It's "Lots of Ludwig" for 12 hours! Please join us.

Here are the answers to our Beethoven Trivia Contest!

And the winner is...Theresa Preziosi from Glenside, PA
Theresa is a sustaining member and was thrilled when she got the call that she had won the contest. A coincidence: the house she lives in (the oldest standing home in Glenside) was built the year Beethoven was born. Congratulations, Theresa!

If you'd like to support our special day of "Lots of Ludwig!" we have some great Beethoven-themed thank-you gifts, including...

  • Beethoven's Complete Overtures
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs (for children)
  • Beethoven Box (14-CD set), and
  • A commemorative, limited-edition ceramic WRTI mug - celebrating this month's very special programming. The mug says "Brubeck All Night  - Beethoven All Day."

Pick one up with your pledge today!
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