Having moved to Vienna in 1792 intending to study with Haydn, Beethoven soon grew weary of his lessons, and was left uninspired. More alluring were Mozart’s melodies and rhythms. Beethoven found himself more at home following the late Mozart’s footsteps, whose spirit still echoed throughout the city. That influence is evident in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which pays tribute to Mozart, while still blazing its own trail.
This performance is made possible with generous support from the Bonnie Ann and Robert C. Larson Guest Pianist Fund, and will be live webcast Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
John Storgårds, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
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