This year te Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plans to perform the symphonies of Beethoven. With the exception of Mozart, there is probably no other classical composer as popular as Beethoven. From Schroeder’s adoration of the composer in the Peanut’s comics to the animated sequence set to the Pastoral Symphony in Disney’s Fantasia, Beethoven remains at the forefront of the classical music canon.
This hour Marc takes an in depth look at Beethoven. He’ll discuss the man and his music with Maestra Marin Alsop Music Director of the BSO. Also taking part in the discussion are John Gingerich, who’s on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Bill Meredith, Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies.