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  1. Mar 11, 2013 · Beethoven completed five Piano Concertos in under 20 years, but from the age of 38 he would never finish one again as his deafness stopped him from performing, writes John Suchet. Five completed Piano Concertos, spanning a period from when Beethoven was around 19 or 20 to when he was just 38. Then, full stop. Well, almost.

  2. Dec 17, 2023 · Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The C major concerto, the official No. 1, was a case in point. Beethoven premiered it in 1795 in his first public concert in Vienna, having written the finale ...

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  3. The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, known as the Emperor Concerto in English-speaking countries, is a piano concerto composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven composed the concerto in 1809 under salary in Vienna, and he dedicated it to Archduke Rudolf, who was his patron, friend, and pupil. Its public premiere was on 28 November ...

  4. Jun 9, 2021 · The “Emperor” Concerto was written in 1809, the year of the French siege and occupation of Vienna, when Beethoven’s patron and student, Archduke Rudolf, suddenly had to leave the city to protect his safety. This was the occasion of Beethoven’s Les Adieux piano sonata, dedicated to Rudolph, as was the concerto.

  5. May 31, 2022 · Unlike Beethoven’s earlier piano concertos, No. 5, the ‘Emperor’, was published before being performed; and it is the only one that did not serve as a vehicle for Beethoven himself. The composer, whose deafness had gradually worsened over the past decade, had long been aware that someday he would no longer be able to perform his own piano ...

  6. Naxos 8.110638-40. Beethoven composed several concertos during his teens – the piano score of a complete concerto in E flat dating from 1784 is the only one to have survived. But it is the five piano concertos he wrote between 1795 and 1809 that have been beloved by pianists and audiences alike for over 200 years.

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  8. Dec 31, 2020 · The first public performance of the concerto was in Vienna on December 22, 1808, again with Beethoven himself as the soloist. Beethoven often played the piece himself. Beethoven's fame came not only from his compositions but from his brilliance as a pianist. He did not seem to compose works for just any mediocre musician to perform.

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