Beethoven & Strauss

Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, and Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen concludes with the waltz-filled Der Rosenkavalier Suite.

Schubert and Beethoven

Performances featuring pianist Emanuel Ax and the Belcea Quartet.

Video: Pianist Jiao Sun Plays Liszt, Debussy, Chopin, and More

Jiao Sun, a US-based pianist originally from Harbin, China, visited Chicago for a captivating recital.

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

Beethoven’s Star Pupil

Exploring the relationship between Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Playlist: 8 Popular Songs that Sample Classical Music

Musicians from rap to alternative to K-Pop and beyond look to classical music for inspiration! Here are just a few creative examples.

NY Phil Through the Ages

We explore two symphonies prominent in the Orchestra’s history — Beethoven’s Fifth and Dvořák’s Ninth — through the interpretive lenses of six former Music Directors

The Three Faces of Beethoven

The Calidore String Quartet explores different phases of Beethoven’s string quartet output.

Little Traveling Music, Please

Wanderers, farewells, and sightseeing; people are always on the go. This week, Bill calls up, “A Little Traveling Music, Please” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington, and more. Reflections from such travels infuse themselves into their works, as we will discover throughout the week. We will hear selections from Beethoven’s Les Adieux, Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin, and Haydn’s …

Guerrero & Binelli

Giancarlo Guerrero leads Piazzolla’s Aconcagua Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra with Daniel Binelli followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Gilbert is joined by an all-star quartet of soloists and the New York Choral Artists in a 2010 performance.

Haitink Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Bernard Haitink leads Beethoven’s Seventh and Brahms’ Second symphonies, plus Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz and Webern’s Passacaglia for Orchestra.

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: Part III

Between the Third and Fifth Concertos, Bronfman will be joined by then-concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and Principal Cello Carter Brey for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: Part II

Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in the second of three broadcasts from the NY Phil’s 2014 cycle of the Beethoven piano concertos. Note: This broadcast takes place at 10:00 pm because of a live performance from Ravinia Festival.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Live from Ravinia

Opening night of CSO’s annual summer residency at Ravinia features Marin Alsop leading the chorus and orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Samuel Lam, 18, piano

Today, a piano recital from Samuel Lam presenting works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, and Tan Dun.

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: Part I

Between the First and Fourth Concertos, you’ll hear Anthony Cheung’s Lyra, a work the composer said was inspired by the noted relationship between Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto and the Orpheus myth.

Beethoven’s Double Viola Quintet

A 26 year-old Mozart’s take on Bach’s Fugue in E Major BWV 878, and Beethoven’s double viola String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29. Plus, enjoy the New Mexico premiere of a work commissioned for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Kaija Saariaho’s “Semafor for Eight Instruments”!

Beethoven: Five and Four

A quintet and a quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Muti ends 13 seasons with Chicago Symphony Orchestra with praise and honors — and Beethoven

“I belong to another period of making music, of approaching the scores, of asking for a lot of time for rehearsals, especially in opera.”

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Fast-rising violinist Stefan Jackiw joins guest conductor Jordan de Souza to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, in a program that also features music by Leonard Bernstein and William Grant Still.

The Chen Family

An evening of chamber music from a most musical family.

Beethoven’s Fidelio

Vienna’s production of Fidelio stars Brandon Jovanovich as Florestan, alongside an Axel Kober-conducted cast that includes Anja Kampe as Leonore.

The Artistry of Pablo Casals, Part II

Highlights (including Brahms and Beethoven) from the career of what may be the preeminent cellist of the 20th century.

Beethoven Conducted by de Waart & Haitink

An all-Beethoven program from the CSO’s Archives.