Beethoven's
Five 
Piano Concertos


 



Ludwig van Beethoven

(Painting by Willibrod Mähler)




The March 3 and 4, 2000, presentations of a special concert series, EXTREME BEETHOVEN, at Edmonton's Winspear Centre for Music, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra under the baton of  Mario Bernardi  and with former Edmonton resident Angela Cheng at the piano, in the performance in two evenings of all five of Beethoven's piano concertos, provided the initial occasion to present you with our creation histories of all of these Concertos. 

While these performances remain one of this writer's most cherished musical memories, all of us can continue to cherish the wonderful Piano Concertos Beethoven left behind for us, and in addition, we can take a journey into the past and try to find out how and under what circumstances they were written!

 

TO THE CREATION HISTORY OF
BEETHOVEN'S PIANO CONCERTOS, PART I