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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.5 & 6
Ludwig van Beethoven

Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.5 & 6

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Format: CD
Label: Brana Records
UPC: 0821158103623
Catnr: BR 0036
Release date: 01 May 2011
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Label
Brana Records
UPC
0821158103623
Catalogue number
BR 0036
Release date
01 May 2011
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About the album

This album presents the greatest of Beethoven’s piano concertos – the Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 “Emperor,” together with the early and partially complete early Piano Concerto in E flat, composed when Beethoven was a teenager, demonstrating the work of a talented youth learning his craft.

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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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