Beethoven

Maurice Jerry Beznos

Pianist Emanual Ax, known both for both his virtuosity and genuine good nature, is drawn to the power and genius of Beethoven. You wouldn't know, just from talking to him, that he's one of today's great pianists.

Mathias Bothor

At a time when we need the music the most, concert halls around the world are dark. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season, so exciting in this 250th Beethoven anniversary year, has been put on hold. However, Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts of concerts from earlier this season will continue on WRTI 90.1.

Credit: Carliss Million

The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled performances of Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies scheduled for March 12th, 14th and 15th as a safety measure due to the coronavirus outbreak. But there's good news: Thanks to the unique partnership between WRTI and the Orchestra, the music will still be heard by thousands of listeners throughout our region and the world.

Jeff Fusco/The Philadelphia Orchestra

Join us on Sunday, March 1st at 1 PM to hear Yannick Nézét-Séguin conduct the first Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concert at the Academy of Music in nearly 20 years.

December 16, 2019. This week, we're celebrating Beethoven’s birthday! Although the big birthday, the 250th comes next year, we’re celebrating nonetheless, because 249 is nothing to sneeze at.

Julia Wesely

In the midst of an East Coast U.S. tour, alumni and student wind and string players from The Curtis Institute of Music visited WRTI's Performance Studio to play music by Penderecki and Beethoven and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Simon Fowler

Beethoven had a funny side, and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann says you can hear it in his Symphony No.4, a work that's often been overshadowed by his grander symphonic compositions. WRTI's Susan Lewis has the story.

Patrick Allen - Opera Omnia

The British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and the French-born conductor Nathalie Stutzmann are in the spotlight for this Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 on April 7th from 1 to 3 PM.

July 3, 2018. I’ve always been a great admirer of Seiji Ozawa, and this Beethoven disc shows precisely why. Ozawa, joined by piano superstar Martha Argerich, gives us a spirited, almost bubbly, performance. The handpicked musicians in the Mito Chamber Orchestra complement the artistry contained in Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Piano Concerto No. 1.

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