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