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What's New: Beethoven Symphonies

Josef Karl/Greg Firlotte

People throughout the world are familiar with and treasure Ludwig van Beethoven's Nine Symphonies. We'll feature not one, but TWO new sets of Beethoven’s symphonies: Peter Stangel with the Pocket Philharmonic AND Anima Eterna with conductor Jos Van Immerseel.

Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany and considered "the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras." At the time he composed the Third Symphony, it was the longest symphony ever written! Another groundbreaking, late work, Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. To top it off,  the Fifth Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

What’s New is a production of WBAA, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.

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