June 16, 2012 10:03 PM

The Classical Beat | Beethoven a fitting closer to a glorious season

Perhaps even more than his Symphony No. 5, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 has become the iconic work of classical music. Michael Stern could have chosen no better work to end the Kansas City Symphony’s triumphant first season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts than Beethoven’s final symphonic masterpiece.

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