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WCPE FM Offers Tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven
TheClassicalStation.org Airs Beethovenfest December 14-16
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 4, 2014)—William Woltz, Music Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.org, announces WCPE’s annual three-day salute to Ludwig van Beethoven, the monumental composer from Bonn, whose belief in the power of music empowered him to triumph over personal tragedy.
“We’ll present Beethoven’s greatest symphonies, sonatas, concertos and more,” offers Woltz. “We culminate in the glorious Ninth Symphony on the presumed day of his birth (December 16) at 8:00 p.m.”
Here is a listing of the Festival from Quarter Notes:
7:00 a.m. Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 3
11:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral)
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: String Quartet no. 9 in C
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 23 in F Minor (Appassionata)
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C
10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat (Archduke)
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8 in C Minor (Pathétique)
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
5:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
7:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Minor
8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A
10:00 p.m. Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 3 in A
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 5 in F (Spring)
12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Overture from Egmont
2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 17 in D Minor (Tempest)
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Romance no. 2 in F for Violin
7:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 21 in C (Waldstein)
8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)
10:00 p.m. Beethoven: “Andante Favori” in F
You can request your favorite music on All Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program here.
WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.
In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.
For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, please visit our Quarter Notes/Program Guide page here.
Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.
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