Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 1

2023 Young Artist Showcase Concerto Soloist Alex Xuyao Bai performs the 1st movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2


16 minutes 20 seconds

Performance Date

12 April 2023


Young Artist Showcase

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19

Alex Xuyao Bai Piano
Hamish McKeich Conductor

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19, is a significant musical composition by the renowned composer. He wrote it around 1795 when he was just starting his career.

The first movement, Allegro con brio, is lively and filled with a catchy melody, like a joyful dance. The concerto is a valuable piece of music history as it represents the transition from the classical style of the late 18th century to Beethoven's more innovative and revolutionary compositions.

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