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Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43 (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Beethoven’s five piano concertos tell in their own way a piece of his life. In the previous part of this complete recording, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado and the members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra devoted themselves to the beginning and the end of the story (2nd Piano Concerto, Beethoven’s Viennese “springboard”, and the 5th, also the “Emperor Concerto”). Now we come to the most personal, namely the 4th Piano Concerto, which, overshadowed by the threat of deafness, explodes the conventions of the genre – equal to orchestral works such as Coriolan or the Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus.