S1E8: Beethoven’s mastery of the concerto form is most exemplified by his Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 “Emperor”. Canadian pianist Andre Laplante joins the WSO to perform this piece known for its grandeur, bold melodies, and heroic spirit. CBC Music describes Leplante’s performances as “passionate, intense, mercurial” and says his playing “never fails to excite.” Leplante brings that passion to the brilliance of Beethoven as he joins WSO for the crown jewel of piano concertos.
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2020
Robert Franz, Conductor
André Laplante, Piano
Piano Concerto No. 5, op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven
FEATURED LOCATION: House seating in the Captiol Theatre, Windsor, ON