Our CD Pick of the Week for October 1-7 is the first installment of Leif Ove Andsnes' project The Beethoven Journey. He's recording the complete Beethoven piano concertos over the next couple of seasons with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and this first release features the First and Third Concertos. Andsnes spoke with Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley about the project, playing Beethoven, and more.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →