Saturday, February 26, 2011

What a treat tonight at the symphony

I'm really looking forward to going to Jones Hall tonight with the fetching Mrs B for the Houston Symphony.  Besides getting to hear Dvorak's symphony #7  we get to hear one of my favorite pieces of all time: Beethoven's piano concerto #3.  All of Beethoven's 5 piano concertos are great master pieces, but if I had to put them in order  first would be: concerto #5 'the emporer' ; next piano concerto #3; then piano concerto #1; then piano concerto #2 and finally concerto #4.  This list does not diminish any of them, as they are all great! I can't wait to hear the dramatic piano concerto #3 tonight!
I am sorry I couldn't find the full 17 minute version of movement 1, so I had to put two videos to watch the whole movement. I am sure after hearing the first video you will have to hear the second.
Beethoven piano concerto #3 Movement (1 of 2) :

Mov 1 (part 2 of 2):


Anonymous said...

What beautiful music, a glass of wine, a nice comfy chair to sink into, pure heaven. Thank You Michael!

Big Mike said...

you're welcome.... I always like to share my passion for classical music every weekend.