Ludwig van Beethoven's Second Symphony came at a pivot point in his life. Musically, the composer moved toward the more epic, revolutionary style that would define his later symphonies. Personally, Beethoven sank into despair as his hearing loss worsened.
Three hours of music spotlighting talented young musicians in Denver, Vail and Aspen.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote symphonies that introduced new musical ideas, inspired generations of composers and expanded the idea of what a symphony could be. But he started modestly. His First Symphony, written in 1800, pays tribute to his predecessors.
Ravel's piece highlights the instrument's capabilities.
Including a cello suite and a jazz-infused version of "The Swan" from "Carnival of the Animals."
A gifted improviser sets out to create a definitive statement about a human rights crisis.
Wait until you see how he makes beautiful music with one hand.