Evening Masterwork: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Evening Masterwork for September 9, 2019 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The premiere of Beethoven’s seventh symphony was perhaps the most wildly successful of his career, and the work received repeat performances 3 times in the 10 weeks following the concert. The work was an immediate favorite, a newspaper reporting that “applause rose to the point of ecstasy” after one of these performances.