Continuing our series on compositions for stringed keyboard instruments, most of our music this weekend comes from the pen of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The Romantics are featured on the third of four programs devoted to music for the keyboard, with compositions by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms.
We conclude our four-part exploration of keyboard music through the ages with compositions from the late 19th through the 20th century.
This week we listen to music from composers not previously featured on our program, including compositions by Leonin, Delibes and Kodaly.
Holiday choral music is featured this week, including a mass service from 16th century Rome centered around Palestrina's gorgeous Christmas Mass Hodie Christus Natus Est.
To round out our holiday celebrations, we sample familiar and not-so-familiar Christmas carols and concertos during this week's program.
We close out the old year by exploring the last symphonies of Mahler and Sibelius.