Classics of the Phonograph

Centenary Celebrations

Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven

Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Wikimedia Commons

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth was recently celebrated. In 1927, the 100th anniversary of his death was commemorated. Using the new electrical method of recording, Columbia Records, and other companies, issued recordings of many of the Beethoven symphonies.

On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample some of these recordings from that festive year.  


Movements from No. 2 (2), 6 (1), 8 (1), 9 (4), with conductors Thomas Beecham, Felix Weingartner, Hans Pfitzner, Oscar Fried