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Encyclopedia > Piano Concerto No. 1 (Beethoven)

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, was started in 1796, and was finished the following year. The first performance was in Prague in 1798, with Beethoven himself playing the piano. 1820 portrait by Karl Stieler Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced ) (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and pianist. ... Opus is a Latin word which means work (in the sense of a work of art). Some composers musical pieces are identified by opus numbers which generally run either in order of composition or in order of publication. ... Prague (Czech: Praha (IPA: ), see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

This piece was in fact the composer's third attempt at the genre, following an unpublished piano concerto in E-flat major (not to be mistaken for the Piano Concerto No. 5), and the later-to-be-published Piano Concerto No. 2, which was in fact composed almost ten years earlier, but not published until 1801. A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ...

In the standard classical concerto style, it is in three movements: The Classical period in Western music occurred from about 1730 through 1820, despite considerable overlap at both ends with preceding and following periods, as is true for all musical eras. ... The term concerto (plural is concerti or concertos) usually refers to a musical work in which one solo instrument is contrasted with an orchestra. ... In music, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. ...

Like the Piano Concerto No. 2, the C major concerto reflects Beethoven's assimilation of the styles of Mozart and Haydn, while its abrupt harmonic shifts demonstrate Beethoven's unique musical personality. In musical terminology, tempo (Italian for time) is the speed or pace of a given piece. ... Con Brio is an Italian musical term meaning With Brilliance. ... Largo has multiple definitions and can mean: In musical notation, largo means the music is to be played at a slow tempo An album called Largo which pays tribute to said type of music featuring contributions by Joan Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper. ... Rondo, and its French equivalent rondeau, is a word that has been used in music in a number of ways, most often in reference to a musical form, but also in reference to a character-type that is distinct from the form. ... A one octave music scale in C major. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and highly influential composer of Classical music. ... It has been suggested that Papa Haydn be merged into this article or section. ... Harmony, Greek ἁρμονία harmonía meaning a fastening or join. The concept of harmony dates as far back as Pythagoras. ...

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The piano soloist in the Moscow premiere in 1875 was Sergei Taneyev.
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Tchaikovsky's piano concerto No. 1, in B flat Minor, was completed on February 21st, 1875 and had its first performance on October 25th, 1875, in Boston.
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So it was that the performance of Tchaikovsky piano concerto, a performance which was familiar to many in the audience and had arouse them to enthusiasm previously, this time took on an extra measure of inspiration.
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