Classical

Beethoven's Second and Third Piano Concertos

Atlanta Symphony Hall

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The piano as we know it was invented around 1700 by an Italian named Bartolomeo Cristofori. It would be decades before it really caught on. Of the great composers, the first to cut his teeth on the modern instrument was the child prodigy Beethoven. Unlike the harpsichord, the piano can be lyrical, dramatic, loud and soft; it demanded a new, more expressive kind of music. As a powerful young pianist who was out to impress, Beethoven also demanded a new kind of music. Thus, he produced the Second and Third Piano Concertos.

Thursday evening includes a Christopher Rex Farewell Chamber Recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the February 1 and 3, 2018, concerts.

Program Notes

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Ken Meltzer's Inside The Music

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Program

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 1

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  • BEETHOVEN

    Piano Concerto No. 2

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  • BEETHOVEN

    Piano Concerto No. 3

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