"As is true of many of the composer's works with nicknames ó e.g. the "Moonlight" Sonata, the "Spring" Sonata ó the "Emperor" moniker attached to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 (1809) is not the composer's own. Still, there is hardly an adjective that could more aptly evoke the work's impressive scale and majesty. Despite its considerable technical demands, the "Emperor" Concerto handily transcends the typical role of the concerto as a mere virtuoso vehicle. Indeed, it is virtually symphonic in conception; its E flat major key (the same as that of the "Eroica" Symphony), expansive form, and sometimes martial, always grand, character grant the concerto a place among the defining works in the composer's heroic vein.' - AMG
The record is Mint.
The jacket is Mint.
This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored. It has not been played since.
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