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.
A Tour Through All of Beethoven’s Quartets
The Alexander String Quartet collaborates with music historian Robert Greenberg for a series exploring Beethoven's quartets. The series, marking Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary, runs from October to May.
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.
California Symphony’s ‘Beethoven and Bernstein’
The California Symphony honors Leonard Bernstein's centennial with a concert featuring music from Candide, West Side Story, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3.
Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Beethoven for 2, 3, and 4…
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday with the San Francisco Symphony, performing his sonatas, trios, and quartets across two days.
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6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound
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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Explore upcoming events in the Bay Area this week.
Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Violin
Saturday Morning CarTunes takes a look at the Violin
Classical Californians: Michael Feinstein
Pianist, Singer, Conductor Michael Feinstein is our Classical Californian
Valentine’s Day Playlists for the Creative Thinker
Celebrate Valentine's Day with unique playlists, featuring love songs from video games, obscure modern classical pieces, and a dark side-inspired list for Star Wars fans.