This week, Valley Public Radio in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series continues the on-going series Beethoven Crisis and Creativity. Valley Public Radio’s David Aus, and Fresno Philharmonic Music Director Rei Hotoda, along with special guest artists, take a deep dive into the fascinating backstory of Beethoven. Tonight we explore the driving force of Beethoven’s influence over shaping the musical landscape of the first half of the 19th century, inspiring a compositional revolution, and reflect on how that timeless influence can be felt throughout the generations even in the music of today. This week’s re-broadcast of the Fresno Philharmonic under the direction of Music Director, Rei Hotoda, includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op 73 with Shai Wosner as soloist, and Diabelli Variations Op 120.
BEETHOVEN: CRISIS AND CREATIVITY
Episode 6: Transcendent & Timeless
Special Guest – Shai Wosner
Wednesday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Valley Public Radio- FM89