Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827)

Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 19

Two copies needed for performance

for: 2 pianos

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.401414
Author/ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
EditorHans-Werner Küthen
Scope80 pages; 23.5 × 31 cm
Release year2002
Publisher/ProducerHenle Verlag
Producer No.HN 434
ISMN9790201804347
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Description

Ludwig van Beethoven composed his five large piano concertos over a period of twenty-five years. The Second Concerto in B flat major is presented here in a piano reduction. The edition, of our customary Urtext quality, is arranged for practical use and based on the Beethoven Complete Edition, for which Beethoven’s autograph served as the source.

He probably wrote down a first version of this concerto as early as 1786–92, thus before the Piano Concerto No. 1, but it was not published until a few months after the first one, in December 1801. Beethoven, who regularly performed the B flat major Concerto on his concert tours, made repeated alterations to the work. These changes haveleft behind fascinating traces, which the editor – Beethoven scholar Hans-Werner Küthen – discusses in detail in his preface and in the subsequent section “About this edition”. Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major Op.19 with a Piano reduction of the orchestral score.