This Sunday, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will host a Facebook premiere for a video recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from its archives, in part because it is “widely recognized as one of music’s most powerful and inspiring works.”
Getting through winter in Chicago is tough enough, but when it’s immediately followed by a global pandemic and social distancing, it’s a real double-whammy. We’re reminded of the Prisoners’ Chorus from Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio.’
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Pianist Taek Gi Lee, who hails from Seoul and studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, shared a sensitive performance of works by Beethoven and Liszt in a February 19, 2020 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Enjoy the full recital below, and make sure to like WFMT on Facebook to be notified every time we go live!