Beethoven's Fifth's Surprising Connection to World War II

Aug 25, 2017

The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2017-2018 season this weekend by commemorating World War I and II through sonic exploration.

The eclectic program, which weaves many smaller works together, includes the iconic first movement of Beethoven's Fifth, which was used by Allied forces in World War II. Find out more in my interview with Music Director Steven Byess.