CLASSIX Three
BEETHOVEN’s EMPEROR CONCERTO

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Joyce Yang, Piano

Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70
JALBERT  In Aeternam
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, op. 73, Emperor

TAKE NOTE…

  • In Aeternam was written in 2000 as a memorial to Pierre Jalbert’s niece who died at birth. You can hear a heartbeat throughout the piece.
  • Beethoven usually premiered his own concertos, but never played his Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 73 ‘Emperor’ for audiences because of his deafness. Church organist Friedrich Schnieder played at the premiere in Leipzig, 1811.