Beethoven – Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb ‘Emperor’, Op. 73
Ursula Oppens and DuPage Symphony Orchestra
This unique and exclusive Deluxe download includes the following free bonus items:
– The free complete full 1953 version album of Beethoven – Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb ‘Emperor’, Op. 73 by The Berlin Philharmonic, Conducted by Paul van Kempen. Piano by Wilhelm Kempff, recorded 1953.
– The complete full music score published by Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 9: Für Pianoforte und Orchester, Nr.69
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1862. Plate B.69.
– The full size 1400 x 1400 cover artwork, without titles.
– 32 page booklet with notes about DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Ursula Oppens, Berlin Philharmonic, Paul van Kempen, Wilhelm Kempff, Beethoven and Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb ‘Emperor’, Op. 73.
The Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, by Ludwig van Beethoven, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, was his last piano concerto. It was finished in 1811 in Vienna, and dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, his patron and pupil.
The first performance was that same year, and the Vienna debut was held by Carl Czerny. The epithet of Emperor for this concerto was not Beethoven’s own but was coined by Johann Baptist Cramer, the English publisher. Its duration is approximately forty minutes.
The work is scored for a solo piano, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B-flat (clarinet I playing clarinet in A in movement 2), two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani in E-flat and B-flat, and strings.
Cat No: 1026
released April 9, 2018