Colorado Spotlight this week: Ravel, Rouse and Beethoven

Photo: Beethoven duotone illustrationMonday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community.

Here's what's on tap for the week of July 28.


The music of Beethoven's middle period. Plus: A stunning performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6.


Beethoven's late period: When exactly does it begin?


The great French composer Maurice Ravel surprisingly looked back with regret in spite of a long successful career, characterized by brilliant music.


A look at composer Christopher Rouse, whose music will be featured during our Saturday, Aug. 2, SummerFest broadcast from Bravo! Vail.


The story behind Darius Milhaud's "Le Train Bleu," which is the namesake for one of the ensembles on Saturday's SummerFest broadcast.