What’s Interesting About This Concert
- Little known today, Marianna Martines was an acclaimed composer in her lifetime who influenced Mozart. Growing up, she took music lessons from a young, struggling composer who rented the attic of her family’s Vienna home. His name was Joseph Haydn.
- Haydn, later celebrated as the “Father of the Symphony,” became perhaps the most influential among Beethoven’s teachers.
- We mark #Beethoven 250 with the best known and most performed of his piano concertos. The Emperor Concerto features virtuosic trills, scales, and lots of drama, played here by soloist Adam Golka.
HaydnSymphony No. 82 (Bear)
BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Adam Golka, piano