Even if you're not an aficionado of classical music, it's very likely you would recognize the first four notes of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. You know - it's the one that goes "DUH DUH DUH DUUUH." This weekend, the Utah Symphony is performing the iconic work under the direction of Maestro Thierry Fischer. We're using it as an opportunity to talk to music scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly about the night in 1808 when Beethoven's Fifth was first performed and about why it has endured for more than 200 years.
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, Utah Symphony will perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Also featured are two works of French Composer Gabriel Faure and the world premiere of Swiss Composer Michael Jarrell's Cello Concerto. For tickets and information, call 801-355-ARTS or click here
Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:
- First Nights: Five Musical Premiers
- First Nights at the Opera
- Early Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
- Beethoven : Symphonies Nos 1 - 9, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Chamber Orchestra of Europe