Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58
Urtext based on the new Complete Edition (G. Henle Verlag) edited by Hans-Werner Küthen [pno,orch] Duration: 34'
solo: pno – 188.8.131.52. – 184.108.40.206. – timp – str
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Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his Piano Concerto no. 4 in 1805, thus contemporaneously with the opera
Fidelio and the Symphonies nos. 5 and 6. The first performance took place on 22 December 1808 at the now legendary "academy" (subscription concert) in which Beethoven presented the two new symphonies and the Choral Fantasy op. 80 to the Viennese public for the first time. The work was first published that year by Breitkopf & Härtel.
The autograph of the score is no longer extant. The principal source of the musical text on which the present edition is based is a scribal copy examined and corrected by Beethoven.