No composer impacted the course of Western music like Ludwig van Beethoven. The events of his life are the stuff of Romantic legend, his works permeate concert halls and he remains a cultural icon outside of classical music, turning up in movies, TV soundtracks, commercials and pop songs. After last year's inaugural festival, Beethoven Awareness Month is back to celebrate Beethoven's work through concert broadcasts, an all-Beethoven stream, multimedia projects, marathons and other features.

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The 25 Essential Beethoven Recordings: Symphony No. 1

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Every day this month, except for Sundays and Thanksgiving, we'll unveil a new installment on an ongoing list of the 25 essential recordings of Beethoven's music. We start with the First Symphony.

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Why November Is Perfect For Ludwig

Thursday, November 01, 2012

WQXR's general manager considers the importance of celebrating the world's most ubiquitous composer, particularly in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Top Five Beethoven Quotes & Samples in Popular Music

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chuck Berry famously demanded Beethoven “Roll Over” to help usher in a new era of rock and roll. But rather than eschewing the famous German composer, popular musicians started quoting him in their works.

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On-Demand Video: Beethoven Remixed

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thursday night, Q2 Music presented an evening of remixes and re-imaginings of Beethoven's string quartets in The Greene Space.

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