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Beethoven, Ives and Dvořák: Third time's a charm

Pianist Robert Levin performs Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 with guest conductor Bernard Labadie and the Kansas City Symphony, November 2016
Eric T. Williams
Pianist Robert Levin performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with guest conductor Bernard Labadie and the Kansas City Symphony, November 2016.

This week, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore the musical and historical elements of Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Charles Ives' Symphony No. 3 and Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 5, formerly labeled his Symphony No. 3.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Dan Margolies
Michael Stern


Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Bernard Labadie, guest conductor
Robert Levin, piano
Live performance, November 2016

Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting"
by Charles Ives
Live performance, April 2016

Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76 (formerly Symphony No. 3)
by Antonín Dvořák
Cristian Macelaru, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2017

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at