The Golden Era Recorded Music Project continues tonight on Zoom! We begin this BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY PARTY at the beginning, a very early piano sonata from 1796 from the days when he was an unruly student of HAYDN.
We will jump forward to the year 1809 when Napoleon's army was bombarding Vienna and Ludwig was composing his 5th piano concerto. We will hear a rare recording from 1944 and World War II Berlin, in stereo, and if you listen carefully you can hear a spooky echo of 1809 wartime Vienna, actual anti-aircraft cannons from World War II Berlin.
Beethoven's choral work was inspired at its highest by tales of heroism against tyranny. We will hear from 2 of his most memorable efforts: the opera FIDELIO and the incidental music to Goethe's EGMONT.
His only ballet, THE CREATURES of PROMETHEUS, will be sampled and lead to a short movement from one of his 16 string quartets and some delightful music for various woodwind combinations.
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See you all at 7 pm TONIGHT!