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EPISODE #5
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN PT. 2

Episode No. 5 The Music of Beethoven Pt. 2                

Born 250 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven is a household name, known for composing the hymn “Ode to Joy” AKA “Joyful, Joyful”, the famed 4-note fate theme of his Fifth Symphony, the haunting “Moonlight” Sonata and “Für Elise for piano. These gorgeous pieces, though, are only a sampling of this legendary composer’s life’s work. In this two-part series, Host David Ball is joined by Brooklyn-based composer and organist Ryan Dodge in an exploration into the inspired works of Ludwig van Beethoven – featuring not only his most well-known pieces, but also highlighting some of his lesser-known, but most well-crafted pieces. With the guidance and perspective of composer Ryan Dodge, learn about Beethoven and why this composer is still remembered, loved, and celebrated 250 years later. Part II features excerpts from his groundbreaking symphonic writing – a staple of every orchestra’s repertoire, heard in concert halls around the world.

Learn more about this episode’s cohost Ryan Dodge: https://ryandodgemusic.com

EPISODE #4
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN PT. 1

Episode No. 4 The Music of Beethoven Pt. 1

Born 250 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven is a household name, known for composing the hymn “Ode to Joy” AKA “Joyful, Joyful”, the famed 4-note fate theme of his Fifth Symphony, the haunting “Moonlight” Sonata and “Für Elise for piano. These gorgeous pieces, though, are only a sampling of this legendary composer’s life’s work. In the first of this two-part series, Host David Ball is joined by Brooklyn-based composer and organist Ryan Dodge in an exploration into the inspired works of Ludwig van Beethoven – featuring not only his most well-known pieces, but also highlighting some of his lesser-known, but most well-crafted pieces. With the guidance and perspective of composer Ryan Dodge, learn about Beethoven and why this composer is still remembered, loved, and celebrated 250 years later. Part I features music from his solo piano works and string quartets!

Learn more about this episode’s cohost Ryan Dodge: https://ryandodgemusic.com

EPISODE #64
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS CARL ST. CLAIR OF THE PACIFIC SYMPHONY

Episode No. 64. Saturday, July 6, 2019. Maestro Carl St. Clair of the Pacific Symphony and All Things Beethoven!

 

Get ready for a spectacular concert with Maestro St. Clair, The Pacific Symphony and The Pacific Chorale in the sonic splendor of the newly renovated Christ Cathedral. This will be the first of many for this new partnership between Carl St Clair and Christ Cathedral. As well approach the 250th Anniversary of the first of the genius, Ludwig von Beethoven, there will be many concerts honoring this great composer. The pacific Symphony is performing Symphony 7 and 8, all of the Piano Concerti, and even an Overture….BUT Carl saved the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Choral) for the opening of Christ Cathedral. Don’t miss this concert, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Tickets Available: ChristCathedralMusic.org

All of the music on Today’s show is from the 9th Symphony of Beethoven, recorded by Carl St. Clair conducting the Pacific Symphony and the Pacific Chorale.

Movement I. Allegro ma non troppo; un poco maestoso Beginning – m. 35. m. 74 – m. 107
Movement II. Molto vivace Beginning – Letter B (m. 77). m. 396 – m. 491 (First Ending)
Movement III. Andanto molto e cantabile Beginning – m. 18. Upbeat to m. 25 (3/4 Andante moderato) – m. 42 (fermata)
Movement IV Finale m. 92 ( Allegro assai) – m. 115. m. 216 – m. 236 (Baritone Entrance). m. 541 – m. 594 (Chorus). m. 851 – End