What, you might ask, do Beethoven and bugs have in common? Listen to today's show to get the sometimes surprising answer.
Yes, today's program is evenly divided ... The first hour reflects Beethoven's stormier, more dramatic music, including the Fifth Symphony, the Fifth Piano Concerto, and "Ode to Joy," the conclusion to his Ninth Symphony.
The second hour features Emmet Brady, KDRT's own cultural entomologist and host of Insect News Network, http://kdrt.org/node/9234
. Emmet knows about insects, classical music, and the place where the two intersect. He has selected 12 pieces composed by well-known classical music masters such as Bela Bartok and Mussorgsky. Dr. Paul and Emmet talk about their mutual love for the six-legged creatures of this planet and the music inspired by them. (Butterfly photo courtesy of Richard Bartz, Munich, aka Makro Freak.)