WSMR Quarterly Issue Reports - Q1 2020

Evening Masterwork: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Evening Masterwork for March 3, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

How exciting must it have been to be able to write music for an instrument as it was being developed? That was the case with most of Beethoven’s piano works, which reflected the piano’s state of rapid development at the time. When Beethoven composed his Piano Concerto No. 4, the latest developments included some additional high notes, and new pedals that altered the loudness and tone color. We’ll hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.