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The Interlochen Collection: Beethoven's orchestral music

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On this episode, we celebrate the orchestral music of Ludwig van Beethoven, including over half a century of Interlochen students playing the composer's Symphony no. 7. 

For the first time in the history of the Interlochen Collection, we will present an entire symphony with each movement performed by student ensembles from different decades. See the details below.

Episode details

All music was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

Coriolan Overture; Matthew Hazelwood, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (2002-03 Academy year)

Symphony no. 7, first movement; A. Clyde Roller, National High School Symphony Orchestra (1957)

Symphony no. 7, second movement; Helen Quach, World Youth Symphony Orchestra (1969)

Symphony no. 7, third movement; Nelson Nirenberg, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (1985-86 Academy year)

Symphony no. 7, fourth movement; Jung-Ho Pak, World Youth Symphony Orchestra (2011)

Leonore Overture no. 3; Howard Hanson, National High School Symphony Orchestra (1959)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from our listeners and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler provided audio engineering assistance.

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