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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 72: You Don’t Know Fifth! With Emily Reese

Think you know Beethoven’s Fifth? Think again!


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MPR’s Emily Reese. Photo by Nate Ryan, courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio.

Beethoven’s Fifth. We’ve never done a show on it because everybody knows it! Right? Emily Reese, on air host for Classical Minnesota Public Radio, host of Top Score (part of the Infinite Guest podcast series), and creator of MPR’s Learning to Listen, says that we are wrong, so wrong! Emily takes us through the entire symphony, which, as it turns out, is completely surprising and amazing. Plus, we play drinking games! Or at least give you some to play.

Audio production by Todd “The Tower” Hulslander with fear of heights by Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:
– Symphony No. 5, Ludwig van Beethoven. Played by Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Archiv.

For more about Emily Reese go here.