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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2
Ludwig van Beethoven

Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2

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Format: CD
Label: Brana Records
UPC: 0821158103425
Catnr: BR 0034
Release date: 01 May 2011
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Label
Brana Records
UPC
0821158103425
Catalogue number
BR 0034
Release date
01 May 2011
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About the album

Pianist, Felicja Blumental is joined by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Wagner to perform Beethoven’s popular Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 37 and No. 4 in G major, Op. 58.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, from its introduction, clearly demonstrates Beethoven as a more confident composer at work. As with the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19, its primary use was as a vehicle for the young lion of the keyboard to demonstrate both virtuosity as a keyboard player and talent as a composer.

Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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