First published in 1996, this volume counters the attitude of paying more attention to the performer than to the piece. Too often, Anthony Hopkins argues, music is simply regarded as a pleasant background noise to accompany our other activities, whereas Beethoven offers much more than that. Hopkins aim to promote hearing, rather than listening. He examines Beethoven’s piano concertos numbers 1 through 5, along with the violin concerto in D Major, Op. 61, and the Triple Concerto, Op. 56.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: The Concerto. 2. Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op. 15. 3. Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op. 19. 4. Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37. 5. Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op. 58. 6. Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73. 7. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61. 8. Triple Concerto, Op. 56.