Prairie Performances

Beethoven: The Middle Period

statue of Beethoven

"BEETHON" by Hans Weingartz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Many of Beethoven’s most beloved works arise from his Middle Period, during which time the composer enjoyed successes but also faced numerous crises of illness, heartbreak, and the reality of his encroaching deafness. Sinfonia da Camera celebrates works from this time in Beethoven’s life with selections including the inventive and beloved Piano Concerto No. 4, led from the keyboard by Ian Hobson, and the Eighth Symphony, a compact and energetic masterpiece full of surprises and good humor.


Beethoven: The Middle Period (9/17/16)
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, piano, music director, and conductor

Beethoven | King Stephan Overture
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven | Rondino in Eb major for Wind Octet
Beethoven | Symphony No. 8 in F major