Beethoven-evening In honour of Annie Fischer
Venue: Hangvilla (8200 Veszprém, Brusznyai u. 2.)
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
Dénes Várjon piano
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. 4 in B-flat major was born in the Brunswick mansion in Martonvásár. Although it has been proven that Beethoven’s mysterious lover, the “Immortal Beloved”, was not, in fact, Theresa von Brunswick, many still today believe they can discern notes of affection in the symphony.