tanglewood http://wwno.org en Tanglewood: Celebrating Beethoven In The Backwoods For 75 Years http://wwno.org/post/tanglewood-celebrating-beethoven-backwoods-75-years It now seems like a natural rite of summer — open-air classical music festivals where audiences can hear great music while picnicking under the stars. But 75 years ago, when the Boston Symphony first performed on a former estate called Tanglewood in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, it was a novel idea.<p>When Serge Koussevitzy, the Russian-born conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, opened Tanglewood in 1937, he chose an all-Beethoven program, including the "Pastoral" Symphony. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:03:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 15739 at http://wwno.org Tanglewood Celebrates 75th With Free Web Stream http://wwno.org/post/tanglewood-celebrates-75th-free-web-stream On July 20, 1958, at Tanglewood — the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra — pianist Leon Fleisher played an electrifying Brahms First Piano Concerto with the orchestra under its former music director, Pierre Monteux. This remarkable teaming has not been heard since then.<p>But the BSO has come up with an inspired way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:56:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 15685 at http://wwno.org