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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor

Acclaimed English pianist Paul Lewis performs Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the NZSO, led by conductor Eduardo Strausser.

Duration

41 minutes 41 seconds

Performance Date

11 May 2023

Tags

Beethoven
Piano
Paul Lewis
Concerto

Programme

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.

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