Presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Cancelled: Peace, Victory, Beethoven
In response to the Allied Victory in Europe and Japan in 1945, Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra performed Beethoven. Throughout the war, the opening motif of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony echoed V for Victory in Morse code, and as fighting finally ended, the Ninth Symphony’s hymn of brotherhood signaled hope for a peaceful future. Join us for an archival audio salon, featuring excerpts of Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth symphonies, plus excerpts from the Armed Forces Radio Service broadcasts.
This event focuses on music you can hear at Carnegie Hall on March 13.