ONLINE EVENT: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3


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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

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 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. Second on the programme is Concerto No 3, in the key of C minor, associated in Beethoven’s work with a sense of drama and foreboding.

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


Photo: Deutsche Grammophon/Bartek Barczyk