Beethoven and the Piano

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Monday, March 07, 2016

Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler. Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler. (Wikipedia Commons/Wikipedia Commons)

Two hundred years after the composition of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, they’re still the giants of the piano world. This week, Bill McGlaughlin looks at one concerto per day, starting with his earliest (which was actually numbered his second piano concerto) and ending with the regal "Emperor" concerto. He'll also include some of the composer's more intimate works for the keyboard.

Comments [1]

Sarahe from Bronx

The Beethoven's works are a wonder. Thank you for playing them; but I have some ideas for future Exploring Music Weeks. One, I asked for this before, a spotlight on each singing range, both solo and chorus within the week, ending with team-ups on Friday.

Two, a second spotlight on Handel; He has two great works that a wonderful fit for this time of the year; and he does not get the love that the B boys get.

Three, spotlight on the Mass in music, where each part gets highlighted on one day of the week. I have said in the past that you can do an hour just on the Haydn's Qui Tollis part in his Masses.

Thank You.

Mar. 11 2016 11:14 AM

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