ONLINE EVENT: Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5


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Sun 25 Apr 2021 7.00pm - 8.15pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 'Emperor'

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 13 December 2020

Krystian Zimerman, the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle bring their Beethoven piano concerto cycle to an end with a performance of the composer’s fifth and final work in the genre – the majestic “Emperor” Concerto. The most symphonic of his piano concertos, No 5 was the only one not to be premiered by Beethoven himself, because by 1811 his deafness was too serious for him to feel secure performing in public. Composed during the troubled years of the Napoleonic Wars, this is a vital, defiant and monumental work, its central Adagio providing an oasis of serenity amid the imperious, heroic style of the outer movements.

> Watch Concertos Nos 1 & 3 on 24 April 7pm
> Watch Concertos Nos 2 & 4 on 25 April 2pm


Photo: Deutsche Grammophon/Bartek Barczyk