Piano Concerto D Major Op. 61a After the Violin Concerto (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Hans-werner Kuthen and Hans-Werner K. For Orchestra, Piano, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. 2 Pianos, 4-hands. Henle Music Folios. Pages: XI and 79. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Softcover. 93 pages. G. Henle #HN815. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480815).
Very few musicians are aware of the fact that Beethoven arranged his violin concerto also as a piano concerto. It is only recently that some pianists have discovered this truly rewarding work. Clementi, the London composer and publisher, had heard about the première of the violin concerto and probably sensed its potential. He asked Beethoven for a piano version, which was actually also published in 1808, at the same time as the original. Several important cadenzas had been especially composed for it; the one for the first movement is accompanied by the timpani - a unique and original touch! Our edition (piano reduction and study score) contains the text from the recently published volume in the Complete Edition of Beethoven's Works.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.