Ludwig van Beethoven

Dario Acosta

WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday, March 11th brings to the airwaves the final week of the Orchestra’s British Isles Festival conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

WRTI 90.1 was proud to present the world-renowned Daedalus Quartet LIVE in our performance studio, on Friday, February 2, at 12 noon, for a program of Beethoven’s String Quartets—they're among the most profound works of chamber music ever written. Watch on the WRTI Facebook page! 

Join us for a fabulous concert broadcast from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2015 St. Petersburg Festival, celebrating the great master of the third generation, Dmitri Shostakovich. Sunday, January 28th at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 29th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

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Four notes (the first three of which are the same) say “classical music” to more people around the world than any other bit of music anyone else has ever written. When Ludwig van Beethoven finally chose those notes, he not only figured out the beginning of his Fifth Symphony and branded classical music forever, he also staked a claim—with an audacity and a power unlike anyone else before or since—to be recognized as “the” composer of classical music.

While we don’t know Beethoven’s exact birth date, we'll celebrate his 247th year on December 15th, with a full day of his works, from piano and chamber music to concertos, and all nine of his symphonies!

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On the stage of China's National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing—just a few months ago—Yannick Nézet-Séguin stood before his Philadelphia Orchestra and spoke to an audience that included sponsors, patrons, musicians, diplomats, Chinese government officials and business leaders, as well as delegations from Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

What a treat we had on November 2nd when pianist Charlie Albright stopped by to perform LIVE on WRTI 90.1 a little after 3 pm. WRTI Classical Host Jack Moore asked Charlie a few questions about his All-Beethoven concerts coming up with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on Sunday, November 5th at 2:30 pm, and Monday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at the Kimmel Center.

Finding Inner Peace Listening to Beethoven

Oct 23, 2017

How can classical music change your outlook on life? Beethoven’s life and music may hold a key. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks to conductor Cristian Măcelaru about Beethoven's ability to connect with the humanity in all of us.

This Sunday, January 22nd, at 1 pm, newly appointed music director of the National Symphony, Gianandrea Noseda conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program that whirls from dance to jazz to Beethoven.

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony highlights The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast on WRTI this Sunday, November 6th at 1 pm, but there’s so much more. The Violin Concerto of John Williams and Ravel’s well-loved Pavane round out a brilliant program conducted by the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève.

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