Episode 10: Beethoven's Legacy
Beethoven: The Basics with Andy Bush
In the final episode of the series, Andy takes a look at some of Beethoven’s later works and asks his guests to explain which 1 piece of his music best describes the great composer’s legacy and influence. References to tour merch, Wimpy and privet hedges may also feature. Many thanks to the following musicians who contributed to this episode: Pianist Stephen Hough, conductor Karin Hendrickson, clarinettist Julian Bliss, Scala Radio presenter Jack Pepper, violinist Nicola Benedetti, leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Maya Iwabuchi, conductor Jonathon Heyward, violinist Anna Phoebe from AVAWAVES and music director of the Halle Orchestra Mark Elder. Thanks also to the London Philharmonic Orchestra for providing some of the music extracts - we heard their recording of the 5th symphony, conducted by Kurt Masur, and the 9th, conducted by Klaus Tennstedt. You can find LPO Label releases on all major streaming platforms and at lpo.org.uk/recordings. This podcast also features clips of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 3 & 4, performed by Elizabeth Sombart and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Piano Concerto No.5 performed by Alessio Bax and the Southbank Sinfonia - all are available at https://signumrecords.com
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