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Beethoven Piano Concerto

About This Concert

Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4 / 34 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) / 46 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • Beethoven’s prodigious rate of composition somewhat eclipsed this concerto, and he has Felix Mendelssohn to thank for popularizing it through performances at multiple concert halls across Europe.
  • Ein Heldenleben was initially viewed by critics as proof of Strauss’s artistic egotism, with its hero standing for the composer himself. Later critics believed the work to be a response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophies and their focus on the struggle between the inner and outer lives of the individual.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Beethoven Piano Concerto

Tickets

1555448905

1549677600

1587676105

Fri Feb 8 2019 8pm

Other Performances

Thu Feb 7 2019 11am

Sat Feb 9 2019 8pm

Vasily Petrenko | Photo © Mark McNulty

Vasily Petrenko | Photo © Mark McNulty

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview


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About This Concert

Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4 / 34 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) / 46 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Beethoven’s prodigious rate of composition somewhat eclipsed this concerto, and he has Felix Mendelssohn to thank for popularizing it through performances at multiple concert halls across Europe.
  • Ein Heldenleben was initially viewed by critics as proof of Strauss’s artistic egotism, with its hero standing for the composer himself. Later critics believed the work to be a response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophies and their focus on the struggle between the inner and outer lives of the individual.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview

Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview

When: 7-7:30pm
Where: Bud N. Grossman Mezzanine
Join Tim Johnson from Paustis Wine Company, First Associate Concertmaster Susie Park and Principal Cello Anthony Ross for a panel discussion connecting Ludwig Van Beethoven and wine. Wine tasting available for $10, includes Orchestra branded wine glass and intermission beverage. Panel discussion is free.