Concerts from the Library of Congress

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band


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Lauded for virtuosic musicality as much as technical precision, the United States Marine Band kicks off the symphonic portion of our Beethoven @250 celebration, presenting Beethoven’s symphonies in unique and rarely-heard arrangements for chamber ensemble. Never has Beethoven’s monumental “Eroica” sounded so intimate and colorful as in this performance by flute and piano trio. A transcription for wind nonet of Symphony no. 7 reveals new depths in the work’s inherent lyricism and playfulness.

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Beethoven: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

This concert is part of our (Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival. Be sure to check out the full range of events!


Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55


Symphony no. 7 in A V major, op. 92

All events for the 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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