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We'll hear Beethoven at his most pastoral this week as we reach Number Six in our cycle of the  nine symphonies in piano transcription. Then we'll spend some time with the man who transcribed them, Franz Liszt, as we look at the wide variety of music that he composed himself in his multi-faceted career.  We'll delve into a pile of earlier music as well in this week's program.

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Oct 3, 2019

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We arrive at the middle of our cycle of the nine Beethoven Symphonies as transcribed by Franz Liszt this Sunday with the most popular symphony of them all, Beethoven's Fifth.

Music of a symphonist without parallel, arranged by one of the greatest -- and most flamboyant -- pianists of the 19th century, promises some exciting listening, and it all starts at ten, right here on WFIT.

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, photographed at Ainola, his home outside Helsinki, in the 1940s.
Santeri Levas/Finnish Museum of Photography

We're starting of with music from the German Baroque this week, and of course we'll include J.S. Bach, but we'll also look at some composers who might be lesser-known to some. Our series of the Liszt transcriptions of the nine Beethoven symphonies continues with the Symphony No. 2, and later we'll listen to the second symphony of another composer, Jean Sibelius. And there's plenty more, all starting right after All Things Considered.

To recognize World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Jamie Tworkoswki the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) will visit WFIT-FM to discuss “You Make Today Better.” According to World Health Organization, 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year.