Polish Philharmonic to Perform in February

Jan 8, 2016

THE POLISH BALTIC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
MECHANICS HALL at 8 PM

Beethoven, Wagner, & Tchaikovsky

Contact Midge Hamilton, 508-754-3231 x201 midge@musicworcester.org
January 8, 2016   For Immediate Release


 
 
 
Music Worcester announces a performance
featuring internationally acclaimed orchestra
Friday, February 12, 2016 in Mechanics Hall at 8 PM

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 written between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna, and was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven's patron and pupil. The first performance took place on 28 November 1811 at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig under conductor Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, the soloist being Friedrich Schneider. On 12 February 1812, Carl Czerny, another student of Beethoven's, gave the Vienna debut of this work.

Famous recordings of the work include Glenn Gould with Leopold Stokowski, as well as Leonard Bernstein with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1989 just before Bernstein's death.