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From The Archives - A Trio Of Beethoven

Three contrasting works by Beethoven make up this week’s show: a Romance for violin and orchestra arranged for cello, a stunning recording of his Fourth Piano Concerto with legendary pianist Robert Casadesus and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, then a world-shaking fugue that shocked listeners at its premiere. We’ll hear Beethoven at his most intimate, his most virtuostic, and – being the innovator he was – his most thundering and brilliant.

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Romance No. 1 in G major
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Richard Tognetti and The Australian Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Muller-Schott, soloist

Piano Concerto No. 4
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Eduard van Beinum and The Concertgebouw Orchestra
Robert Casadesus, soloist

Grosse Fuge
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Otto Klemperer and The Philharmonia Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at