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A Very Beethoven Birthday, Alan: Check Out WQXR's Carnegie Hall Live

Posted February 20, 2015

Alan Gilbert WQXR NY Philharmonic

How will Alan Gilbert be celebrating his birthday Monday night? As co-host for WQXR’s Carnegie Hall Live broadcast of that evening’s performance of three Beethoven Piano Concertos by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with his friend Leif Ove Andsnes as soloist.

The pianist will lead Beethoven’s Second, Third, and Fourth Piano Concertos from the keyboard, as Alan and WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon discuss Leif Ove’s extended musical adventure through the five piano concertos he has called “The Beethoven Journey” — what it means to dive into the great composer’s work so thoroughly, and his discovery of how and why audiences connect with this music.

Grab a slice of birthday cake and tune in to WQXR at 8:00 p.m. on February 23, 2015.