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The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasy ()

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composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

Leif Ove Andsnes has treated his survey of the piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven as a journey of musical and historical significance, and this final CD in the series presents the Piano Concert No. 5 in E flat major (shorn of its nickname, "Emperor"), and the Choral Fantasy in C minor as a destination. It is Andsnes' position that the Fifth Piano Concerto was intended by Beethoven to be an act of defiance against Napoleon, so the work is not a glorification of imperial aims, but the opposite. Similarly, the concerto ...

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The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasy
2014, Sony Classical

UPC: 888430588622

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