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Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock on Beethoven’s symphonies

Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director, favored the music of Ludwig van Beethoven above all others….

For pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, it all begins with Beethoven

Rudolf Buchbinder performs a wide range of music from J.S. Bach to present-day works, but one composer towers above all…

Beethoven remains a musical touchstone for pianist Paul Lewis

Few of today’s leading pianists are more identified with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven than Paul Lewis. The British…

For Emanuel Ax, Beethoven’s piano concertos ‘are all extraordinary’

Although Ludwig van Beethoven wrote fewer piano concertos than he did symphonies (nine) or piano sonatas (32), the works nonetheless offer…