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Introducing our guide to Beethoven’s music

Ludwig van Beethoven

This season prominently features the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. We’ll start with the seventh and eighth symphonies on this week’s Opening Night program, then continue through the other symphonies over the course of the season (complete calendar).

Today, we’re launching our new Beethoven guide, a biographical look at the legendary composer’s life and work, illuminated by SPCO recordings in our Listening Library. If you’re planning to catch all—or even some—of this season’s Beethoven performances, this is a great way to read about the composer’s full life and career.

The SPCO Guide to Ludwig van Beethoven

This is the first in a series of in-depth guides to the composers in our Listening Library, and we hope you’ll let us know what you think. Stay tuned for our guide to Mozart’s music, coming next week. After that, which other composers would you like to see us profile?