Music - "Play it Forward"

Rossen Milanov and the PSO at Richardson Auditorium 2019

By popular request, we are bringing back some previous recordings for your enjoyment during the summer months. Relax and take in masterworks performed by musicians of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov. Share the music with others in need of a lift, and "play it forward"!

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Following the video introduction, click on the blue triangle-shaped play buttons below to listen to the performance.  

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Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 
Recorded February 3, 2019, Richardson Auditorium
Rossen Milanov, conductor

We all miss being in the concert hall and hope that you are doing well. During this time apart from one another, we are pleased to be able to share some great PSO memories with you.

These recordings are here for your enjoyment! 

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Program Note

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Composed 1804-1808

When conductors begin their training, each note of the nine symphonies of Beethoven and the four of Brahms are considered biblical. Conducting auditions almost always feature a movement from one of these thirteen symphonies.

Following academic study of these pieces, conductors begin leading them from the podium. Even the most familiar of these works, such as Beethoven’s Fifth, proves to have deep challenges. 

Complete Note Here

Pre-Concert Talk Audio

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