Take a close look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day.
Beethoven’s reputation as a genius keyboard improviser and master symphonic composer was well established by the time he combined the two in his first piano concerto. Composing only five across his career, leaving wake of innovation in the genre for others to both critique and embrace, Beethoven performed many of his concertos himself until his loss of hearing drew him away from his virtuosic performing towards other musical forms more suited to his inner ear.
In this study you can hear from experts from across the sector along with live performances to reveal the stories and context behind the music and what to listen out for in your concert experience.
This study day complements the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performances of all of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Javier Perianes on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February.