What Words Cannot Express: Ian Bostridge on the Power of Music

In a free three-part lecture, esteemed tenor Ian Bostridge examines the capacity of music to capture the otherwise indescribable phenomena of life: identity, existence, and death.

2021 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

It’s been a strange, difficult year for the music world, which is all the more reason to celebrate musical excellence.

Video | Paula Kosower & Kuang-Hao Huang Play Nadia Boulanger, Debussy, Beethoven Live

From the Chicago Cultural Center, cellist Paul Kosower and collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang present works of Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Avalon String Quartet Honors Beethoven 250 with a Dynamic Performance

On the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the Avalon String Quartet gave a deft and passionate performance of one of Beethoven’s finest chamber works.

Beethoven’s Top 10 Works

As we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, WFMT looks back on the eminent composer’s most important works. Here is our ranking of Beethoven’s top 10 most important compositions.

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