String Quartet No. 2, Opus 18, no. 2
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The second of Beethoven's Opus 18 quartets in G Major has earned the nickname "Compliments Quartet" or "Quartet of Bows and Curtseys".
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Opus 18 no. 1
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
By 1798, Beethoven was ready to take up the string quartet, a genre already developed to a high art by Haydn and Mozart. Beethoven had copied out and intensively studied his predecessors' works, and after about two years and countless sketches produced a set of six string quartets published as Opus 18.
Kakadu Trio Variations, Opus 121a
An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98
Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major, Opus 73
Piano Concerto No. 4 in in G major, Op. 58
Friday, March 12, 2021
Beethoven's fourth piano concerto is unique in that it opens not with a grandiose orchestral introduction, but with a serene statement of the ideas by the piano soloist.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Opus 37
Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Opus 19
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Opus 15
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Beethoven’s five piano concertos were written between 1793 and 1809. The first two concertos, moving beyond chamber works to concert stage, were quite experimental, intending to fill the palpable void in Vienna for this genre of composition left by the death of Mozart in 1791.Read more