ONLINE EVENT: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 1


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Sat 24 Apr 2021 7.00pm - 8.15pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Krystian Zimerman piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Tickets: free to watch

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Available on demand for 48 hours

Recorded on 5 December 2020

Renowned Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman joins forces with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle at LSO St Luke’s for a three-concert cycle of Beethoven's five piano concertos. Originally streamed on DG Stage on the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, this opening concert begins with Concerto No 3, in the key of C minor, associated in Beethoven’s work with a sense of drama and foreboding. Second on the programme is Concerto No 1, written after No 2 but published first. Brimming with bold melodic and harmonic writing, No 1 reveals the emergence of Beethoven’s own inimitable voice.

> Watch Concertos Nos 2 & 4 on 25 April 2pm
> Watch Concerto No 5 on 25 April 7pm


Photo: Deutsche Grammophon/Bartek Barczyk