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Wigmore Hall recital 27 January 2014

Written by Jayson, Monday 27th January 2014

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1 (c. 1796, possibly earlier, first published 1797)
   Moderato e grazioso

Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2 (c. 1798, first published 1802)
   Andante cantabile e grazioso

The period between Beethoven’s relocation from Bonn to Vienna in 1792 and roughly 1802 is generally seen as the consolidation of his early style or ‘first maturity’.  On arrival in Vienna he studied composition with Haydn, and the oft-quoted prophecy by Count von Waldstein that Beethoven was to ‘receive the spirit of Mozart from the hands of Haydn’ is rightly famous, because ... Read more

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