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2010-06-07 12:31:00

World Premiere of First-Ever Recording of Rediscovered Beethoven Works Now Available In Retail Outlets CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In its very first week, Chicago-based Beethoven Project Trio's historic debut CD, The Beethoven Project Trio, rose to #24 on the Billboard Charts, competing internationally against the greatest luminaries in the classical music firmament.

2009-08-20 20:11:31

About 1,000 ukulele players gathered in London to simultaneously play Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The eight members of the ukulele ensemble that organized the event said they had expected about 200 people to turn up with ukuleles at Albert Hall Tuesday. Instead, the venue was so packed

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Edward Reichel's criticism of Keith Lockhart makes me wonder if he is after the conductor's position. I do not appreciate Reichel's advocacy for elitist interpretations of musical compositions. I had the privilege to attend the Utah Symphony's performance of Beethoven's 9th. It touched my soul.

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Michael Savage When Beethoven stood up to conduct the first performance of his Fifth Symphony in 1808, he did little to encourage its popularity. While an under-rehearsed orchestra struggled to play the music, the audience, sat in a freezing concert hall, was too cold to care.

2008-06-21 06:00:13

By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 21--Marin Alsop's inaugural season as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is ending pretty much the way it started, with a program that places a sizable contemporary American work alongside a blockbuster from the standard European canon.

2005-12-01 06:27:19

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A unique manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven that was lost for more than a century was sold at auction on Thursday for 1.13 million pounds to an anonymous buyer. The final price was at the low end of the pre-sale estimates of up to 1.5 million pounds.


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