The Concertgebouworkest and Krystian Zimerman are teaming up to perform all five Beethoven piano concertos on a special Beethoven marathon concert to be given on a single Sunday afternoon. The conductor is Gustavo Gimeno.
On Sunday, 11 October 2020, the Concertgebouworkest will be performing a Beethoven marathon with Krystian Zimerman, one of the greatest pianists of our time and a leading authority on Beethoven. All five Beethoven piano concertos will be performed one after another on a single Sunday afternoon! It’s a very special way indeed to celebrate the anniversary of this great composer’s birth 250 years ago.
The groundbreaking composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago, on 16 December 1770. He would change the world of music forever. Besides the symphony and the string quartet, the piano concerto, too, owes a great debt to Beethoven. Thanks in part to Beethoven’s piano concertos, the instrument underwent dramatic changes around 1800 which would greatly expand its range, dynamics and expressive potential.
The Beethoven marathon has two intermissions.
This concert is part of Beethoven 2020 at the Concertgebouw. Tickets to this special marathon concert, which starts at 1.00 p.m., will go on sale on 3 December 2019 at this website. The Beethoven marathon is part of the Beethoven 2020 series at Het Concertgebouw. Further in this series: Five orchestras specialized in Beethoven perform the nine symphonies in the Grote Zaal of Het Concertgebouw. Beethoven's sonatas will be performed in the Recital Hall. For more information visit: www.concertgebouw.nl/beethoven2020.