Beethoven—Piano Concerto No. 4
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Consider Beethoven’s explosive impact on Vienna as a pianist and the thought process that led to his innovations in this concerto. See how he creates a melodically splendorous opening movement by introducing the solo piano alone and altering the traditional “exposition” form. Across all three movements, witness how Beethoven uses the full symphonic resources of the orchestra while establishing the piano as a full and equal expressive partner.