THE 5TH — MOVEMENT IV, What Beethoven Would Have Wanted

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When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into the fold by staging concerts in communities outside of the concert hall, or re-writing Beethoven’s works to make them reflect our present moment.

Featuring:

Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Andrea Moore, Musicologist

Deborah Borda, CEO and President

David Lang, Composer

Jaap van Sweden, Conductor

Leelanee Sterett, Horn

Sherry Sylar, Oboe

Music Featured:

Carlos Simon, Loop

Tania Léon, Stride

David Lang, Prisoner of the State

Recoding of Beethoven Symphony 5 by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Sweden used by permission from Decca Gold.

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