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|Event:||SS-12 Beethoven's Symphonies|
|Dates:||4/20, 4/27, 5/4|
|Time:||10:00 to 12:00|
|Presenter:||Howard Sprout, Baritone Soloist|
|We continue to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth by looking at his 4th, 5th, and 6th symphonies. British conductor John Eliot Gardiner says that as Beethoven wrote his 4th Symphony he was "composing for the ages." The opening of Beethoven's 5th Symphony is probably the most famous passage in musical repertoire. It was the motivation for allied forces on D-Day. We also explore its ties to the French revolution. The 6th symphony breaks from the classical notion of "symphony." It has five movements and each has a title that directs the audience toward specific scenes in the countryside.|