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National Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl discusses Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral."
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From the National Symphony Orchestra: 2011-2012 Season Preview Concert with Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl.
Mahler's re-orchestration for Beethoven
Re-orchestration by Mahler
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- The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna An Interactive Exploration of the History & Culture of Central Europe
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National Symphony Orchestra: Herbert Blomstedt, conductor: All-Beethoven Program / Emanuel Ax, piano, plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3
2/26/2015 - 2/28/2015
Emanuel Ax--who performs "with depth, power, and crisp bravura" (Washington Post)--returns to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 on a program led by Herbert Blomstedt that also includes Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet
3/26/2015 7:30 PM
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble returns with a program that features three works by Purcell, two Fantasias and his stately Chacony arranged by Britten; Beethoven's stirring "Harp" Quartet; and Ravel's beautiful String Quartet.
- Washington Performing Arts presents: Joshua Bell, violin 3/31/2015 8:00 PM
- 36th Young Concert Artists Series: Bella Hristova, violin 4/28/2015 7:30 PM
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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 / Works by Penderecki & J. Strauss Jr.
4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
The NSO Music Director conducts Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 5 on a program that also includes J. Strauss II's Die Fledermaus Overture and Penderecki's Concerto Grosso featuring NSO cellists Steven Honigberg, James Lee, and David Teie.
National Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5--Fate Knocks?
5/1/2015 8:00 PM
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this concert uses actors, narration, music excerpts, and projected visuals to share captivating stories behind Beethoven's epic symphony, followed by a full performance of the work.
- Washington Performing Arts presents: Igor Levit, piano 5/9/2015 2:00 PM
- Washington Performing Arts presents: Paul Lewis, piano 5/10/2015 7:30 PM
- Washington Performing Arts presents: Francesco Piemontesi, piano 6/6/2015 2:00 PM
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