From December 11th to 18th, the Beethoven Orgy celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday. Tune in for warhorse symphonies and obscure musical jokes, historic performances, an interview with Alex Ross, and the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Fidelio.
As part of WHRB's Beethoven Orgy, we spoke to New Yorker music critic and WHRB alumnus Alex Ross about his life as a critic in 2020, his memories of the late David Elliott, and Beethoven's music and legacy.
On December 24th, 8am to 6pm, WHRB presents the David Elliott Memorial Orgy. In memory of David R. Elliott (1942 - 2020), this broadcast weaves together David’s most iconic and beloved moments at WHRB to tell a story of Harvard Radio’s longtime mentor, host, and friend.