Off The Cuff: André Watts Performs Beethoven's Emperor

Off The Cuff
Fri, May 31, 2019 8:15 PM
Strathmore
Sat, Jun 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Meyerhoff

Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

André Watts joins Marin Alsop and the BSO for a performance and discussion of Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Though the composer didn’t give it that name, it’s worthy of the title because of its majestic tone and heroic gestures. Its slow movement is also one of the most sublimely beautiful things Beethoven ever wrote.

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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