BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR CONCERTO
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Joyce Yang, Piano
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
WAGNER | Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70
JALBERT | In Aeternam
BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, op. 73, Emperor
- In Aeternam was written in 2000 as a memorial to Pierre Jalbert’s niece who died at birth. Listen for a heartbeat throughout the piece.
- Beethoven usually premiered his own concertos, but never played his Piano Concerto No. 5 for audiences because of his deafness. Church organist Friedrich Schnieder played for the premiere in Leipzig, 1811.