Sir András Schiff performs Beethoven’s beautiful Piano Concerto No.2 on a stunning model of a historic 1822 fortepiano.
Although published as the second, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major was the first piano concerto that Beethoven completed. Written very much in the style of Mozart, Beethoven displays his pioneering virtuosic ability that would come to define his music.
Filmed in black and white, this concert is a beautiful showcase of craftsmanship and musicality. Schiff sits at a period-accurate recreation of a historic 1822 fortepiano crafted by Conrad Graf. He is joined by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a captivating, historically informed, performance.
This concert was filmed on 6 June 2022 at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Cast & Crew
Sir András Schiff (Soloist & Director), Kati Debretzeni (Leader), (Director), Kati Debretzeni (Violin 1), Matthew Truscott (Violin 1), Rodolfo Richter (Violin 1), Margaret Faultless (Violin 2), Huw Daniel (Violin 2), Iona Davies (Violin 2), Max Mandel (Viola), Andrew Skidmore (Cello), Christine Sticher (Bass), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Daniel Bates (Oboe), Jane Gower (Bassoon), Roger Montgomery (Horn), (Composer)