You Pick the Piano Concerto

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Beethoven Awareness Month's Marathon Sundays closes out this week with a Concerto marathon. To get you warmed up, our Showdown featured all of Beethoven’s piano concertos. We asked you which of these performances you wanted to hear and we'll play the winner at noon.

You chose Beethoven's "Emperor" piano concerto as the piece you'd like to hear. At noon we played it performed by Richard Goode and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the direction of Ivan Fischer.


Details about the pieces:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
— Alfred Brendel, piano; James Levine, conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op.19
— Paul Lewis, piano; Jiri Belohlavek, conductor; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
— Leon Fleisher, piano; George Szell, conductor; Cleveland Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
— Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Kurt Sanderling, conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
— Richard Goode, piano; Ivan Fischer, conductor; Budapest Festival Orchestra