Tag: program notes

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 Op 58

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op. 58 Allegro moderato Andante con moto Rondo – Vivace The Fourth Piano Concerto, dedicated Beethoven’s friend, student, and patron, the Archduke Rudolph, is introverted and thoughtful; a contrast…

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad” Allegretto Moderato (poco allegro) Adagio Allegro non troppo There is great debate among musicologists regarding Shostakovich’s relationship with the Soviets. Some interpret his music as railing against Soviet cruelty while others have compiled…

Louis Andriessen: The Nine Symphonies Of Beethoven

Louis Andriessen b. 1939 The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven for orchestra and ice cream bell (1970) Louis Andriessen was born into an extraordinarily musical family. His father and uncle were well-respected Dutch composers and his brother and sister also took…