Monday, August 16, 2010

Gould plays Beethoven Emperor Concerto

The second movement. Adagio.

The Piano Concerto Nr. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 by Ludwig van Beethoven popularly known as
"Emperor Concerto" was his last piano concerto. It was written between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna
and was dedicated to the Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven's patron and pupil. The first performance
took place in November 1811 at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

Glenn Gould the pianist was born in 1932 and died in 1982 in Toronto. He died at the age of 50...
Gould was also known as a writer, composer, conductor and broadcaster. He was particularly
renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was
distinguished by a remarkable technical proficiency and a capacity to articulate the polyphonic
texture of Bach's music...

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