A Heroic Piece in Hard Times: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Explore the history of Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, nicknamed "Emperor", composed during Napoleon's invasion of Vienna in 1809, reflecting the composer's resilience amidst chaos.
Some of Our Favorite Picks from the #MakeSomeJoy Challenge
KUSC and KDFC radio stations launched the #MakeSomeJoy challenge, inviting listeners to share videos performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy on homemade instruments.
New Box Set of Beethoven Piano Concertos: 0-5
Pianist Mari Kodama collaborates with the German Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Nagano for a new Beethoven box set, featuring all 5 Concertos and the debut of Concerto #0.
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Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Viola
Explore the rich history of the viola, its unique sound, and its rise from a supporting role to a star in the orchestra. Tune in Saturday to learn more about this underappreciated instrument.
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Explore the rich history and contributions of Black composers in American music, from pioneers like Florence Price to contemporary artists like Kris Bowers and Jon Batiste.
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