THE BEETHOVEN MYSTERIES
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|LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (arr. for the Piano by Composer); Rondo In B flat major, WoO 6
Felicja Blumental, piano; Brno Philharmonic Orchestra/Jiri Waldhans
Piano Concerto in D major
Felicja Blumental, piano; Prague Symphony Orchestra/Alberto Zedda
The piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) are among the best known works in the classical repertoire. The violin concerto in D major Op 61, written in 1806 is also now a well-loved favorite. However, Beethoven’s own transcription for the piano, of this concerto has been sadly neglected. In 1888, the German musicologist Guido Adler found the score of a first movement of an unfinished piano concerto. It had been copied out by a Prague musician, Joseph Bezecny with the title “Concerto in D major for Piano and Orchestra by L. van Beethoven” and dated 1830. Adler dated the composition between 1788 and 1793, as did other respected musicologists. The work was published in 1890, as an unfinished early work by Beethoven.