Ears Wide Open: Beethoven


Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor

Richard Gill conductor
Stefan Cassomenos piano

Whether you are new to classical music or a seasoned concertgoer, join esteemed music educator and conductor, Richard Gill, for the first of the three-part Ears Wide Open Series for 2017.

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor is the subject of this first concert, with Melbourne’s own pianist Stefan Cassomenos joining the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for this part concert/part interactive lecture.

Known for its grand and bold ideas, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, dedicated to Archduke Rudolf of Austria epitomizes the work of a man straddling the divide between Classical and Romantic eras. It was to be the last of the great composer’s complete piano concertos, yet still holding the freshness and self-assuredness of Beethoven’s much loved heroic style.

Hear this impressive work and gain fascinating insights into the creation of the work and its composer to take your knowledge of music to a new level!

Running time: 40 minutes, without an interval

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