Beethoven acquires zero opus numbersmain
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Two recordings arrive, both claiming to be Beethoven world premieres. At issue is a piano concerto the great man wrote in 1784 at the age of 13 or 14 and, after copious revisions, apparently forgot about. The autograph manuscript sits in the Berlin State Library and two pianists have had recourse to it, with a quick trip to the photocopier.
First things first: is the concerto a significant work?…
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