Beethoven and Mahler

“Eroica,” the third symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven deserves its heroic nickname. Originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, the composer angrily scratched out the inscription replacing it with “dedicated to the […]

Brahms & Beethoven

Brahms scored his Schicksaslied (Song of Destiny) as a man haunted by fate and longing for divine connection. Philharmonic cellist Leah Hansen takes on Paul Moravec’s “Montserrat” concerto. Beethoven’s Egmont, […]