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WCPE FM Offers Tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven

TheClassicalStation.org Airs Beethovenfest December 14-16

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 10, 2013)—William Woltz, Music Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.org, announces today that in recognition of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday WCPE is offering a Festival December 14 through 16, 2013.

“This year we have pre-festival highlights: Bob Chapman presents Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leonore in Opera House on December 12,” offers Woltz. “Then we devote the Friday evening Concert Hall to the chamber music of Beethoven.”

“Starting Saturday, December 14, you can enjoy Beethoven’s greatest symphonies, sonatas, concertos and more,” he adds. “We culminate with the glorious Ninth Symphony during Monday Night at the Symphony on December 16.”

Here is a listing of the Festival from Quarter Notes:

14 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat
10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Minor
11:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8 in C Minor (Pathétique)
5:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F

15 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Beethoven: “Andante Favori” in F
11:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 21 in C (Waldstein)
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E-flat (Eroica)
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 in G

16 Monday

8:00 a.m. Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 3
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral)
10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat (Archduke)
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 17 in D Minor (Tempest)
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
5:00 p.m. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
7:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture
9:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)

On Saturday you can request your favorite Beethoven at http://theclassicalstation.org/features_request.shtml

You can request your favorite music on All Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program here.

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