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Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1

October 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) is back with its 2011/2012 season and is kicking it off with a series of Beethoven’s Solo Concertos. The first of such series will start from 8th till 9th October 2011. This musical legend’s pieces will be brought to life by renowned pianist Stephen Kovacevich and directing the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is the Music Director of the Polish National Radio Orchestra, Jacek Kaspszyk.

Beethoven's Bust

Beethoven was a very famous German composer and pianist.

The musical pieces that will be presented in this upcoming performance are Beethoven’s Egmont and Piano Concerto No.1 and two other pieces from two other famous composers. They are Karlowicz’s Lithuanian Rhapsody and Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin. Mieczyslaw Karlowic was a Polish composer and conductor who died at the prime of his life in a skiing mishap. He studied the violin as a child, for which instrument he later wrote his only concerto. He also wrote a symphony in E minor and several tone poems. Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist who was considered to be one of the most important composers in the 20th century. Bartók’s ballet, The Miraculous Mandarin, was started in 1918 but was not performed until 1926 due to its sexual content.

Classical music lovers should not miss out on this offering by Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Performances are scheduled as below:

Saturday, 8th October 2011 at 8.30 pm
Sunday, 9th October 2011 at 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 40, RM 70, RM 110 and RM 150. Patrons of this concert are advised to observe the dress code, which is smart casual. For more information, please log on to DFP’s website here.

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