Beethoven-evening with Concerto Budapest in Veszprém

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Venue: Hangvilla  (8200 Veszprém, Brusznyai u. 2.)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D-major, Op. 36

Mihály Berecz piano

Concerto Budapest

Conductor: András Keller

The Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor was the outcome of a lengthy compositional process dating from the beginning of the middle creative period of Beethoven. Anecdotally, Beethoven is said to have been out strolling once when he heard the strains of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor (K. 491) at an outdoor performance, and turning to the pianist-composer he was with cried: “Cramer, Cramer! We shall never be able to do anything like that!” It is no surprise, therefore, that the opening part of the piano concerto echoes the melody of its musical forerunner. The Symphony No. 2 in D-major was born at the time when Beethoven learned he was becoming deaf still it is full of joy, youthful power and desire to live.