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WCPE FM Offers Tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven

TheClassicalStation.org Airs Beethovenfest December 14-16

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 13, 2015)—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:

14 Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 3
  • 9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8 in C Minor (Pathétique)
  • 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: String Quartet no. 6 in B-flat
  • 12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Andante favori in F
  • 2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Trio in D (Ghost)
  • 3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral)
  • 5:00 p.m. Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture
  • 8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
  • 10:00 p.m. Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat

15 Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C
  • 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 23 in F Minor (Appassionata)
  • 12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
  • 2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat (Archduke)
  • 3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A
  • 7:00 p.m. Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
  • 8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
  • 9:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F

16 Wednesday

  • 8:00 a.m. Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
  • 9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
  • 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
  • 12:00 p.m. Beethoven: Romance no. 1 in G for Violin
  • 2:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E-flat (Eroica)
  • 3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Minor
  • 7:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 17 in D Minor (Tempest)
  • 8:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)
  • 10:00 p.m. Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 1 in F

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“This is a great opportunity to feature women in Classical music,” he continues. WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, 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.

About WCPE:

With a 37 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener- supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax- derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.


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