Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

  • Composed 1805-06
  • Dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the Emperor’s youngest brother
  • Archduke Rudolph was one of Beethoven’s most important patrons from this point onward
  • Archduke Rudolph was one of Beethoven’s piano students and one of his very few composition students
Pianist Krystian Zimerman with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting.
First: Allegro moderato – “double exposition concerto form”, variant of sonata form  0:00
Second: Andante con moto  19:24
Third:  Rondo. Vivace.  Rondo Form (ABACBAB/Short Cadenza/A)  25:12

 

Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin joins the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, for a performance of the second movement.

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