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Zimerman Beirnstein Beethoven piano concerto No. 3, in C major, Op. 15 (Live)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major,Op, 15 Performed by Krystian Zimerman and Wiener Philharmoniker Soloist & Conductor – Leonard Bernstein 

1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3.Rondo, Allegro scherzando


Title page, first edition

The Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1800 and was first performed on 5 April 1803, with the composer as soloist. It was published in 1804. During that same performance, theSecond Symphony and the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives were also premiered.[1] The composition was dedicated to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. The first primary theme is reminiscent of that of Mozart’s 24th Piano Concerto.

The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E-flat, 2 trumpets in C, timpani,strings and piano soloist.