Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Acclaimed English pianist Paul Lewis performs Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the NZSO, led by conductor Eduardo Strausser.
41 minutes 41 seconds
11 May 2023
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor
Eduardo Strausser Conductor
Paul Lewis Piano
Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, betraying nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by when he was writing it. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.