Category: Music

What are those unusual trumpets?

Audience members often ask about the distinctive trumpets they see played for Classical era works on our programs. Trumpeter Lynn Erickson shares some of the …

Those first notes

How much variation can one find in nearly a century of recordings of the opening chords of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony? As it turns out, lots.

When Beethoven became Beethoven

Alex Ross, the brilliant and influential New Yorker music critic, has written a new article about how Beethoven’s immense legacy has shaped and even overshadowed all those who followed him.