Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App

Switched on Pop


Switched on Pop
31 minSEP 18
Play Episode


When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into the fold by staging concerts in communities outside of the concert hall, or re-writing Beethoven’s works to make them reflect our present moment. 

Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Andrea Moore, Musicologist
Deborah Borda, CEO and President
David Lang, Composer
Jaap van Sweden, Conductor
Leelanee Sterett, Horn
Sherry Sylar, Oboe

Music Featured:
Carlos Simon, Loop
Tania Léon, Stride
David Lang, Prisoner of the State
Recoding of Beethoven Symphony 5 by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Sweden used by permission from Decca Gold.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices