Program alert! Yesterday’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook featured a fascinating, insightful look at Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Symphony #9. I thought I knew a lot about the circumstances that led to the symphony’s creation, and about the world it lived in. I learned a lot with this program. Like, when the symphony premiered – it had three conductors! Not quite the image you get from the movies.
Check it out, it’s worth a listen.