Evening Masterwork: Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C by Ludwig van Beethoven

Evening Masterwork for September 18, 2019 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Like a lot of works in the 18th and 19th Century, Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto in C Major was mis-numbered. He completed the concerto after what would become his 2nd piano concerto… evidently the composer liked his C Major so much better that he had it published first, rather than in chronological order.