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TEST YOUR BEETHOVEN IQ Quiz: 12
How well do you know Beethoven's Piano Concertos? Below are themes from the last movements (RONDO) of the piano concertos. Click PLAY button to hear a theme, then click a button to identify the concerto. You will be alerted if your answer is right or wrong. (JavaScript and Real Player G2 required!)
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The Beethoven Piano Concertos:
No. 1 in C major
No. 2 in B flat major
No. 3 in C minor
No. 4 in G major
No. 5 in E flat major "Emperor"

Rondo: A piece in which the leading theme (e.g., A) is repeated, alternating with other themes (B, C) - in a pattern such as A-B-A-C-A-B-A.

It is not known who coined the title "Emperor." Certainly not Beethoven. Unauthorized but popular and apt, the name stuck - unchallenged by the experts.


The piano was Beethoven's favorite instrument, and in Vienna his reputation as a piano virtuoso preceded his fame as as composer. Thus it is no surprise that he composed many wonderful works for the piano (See Beethoven's compositions.)

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Clips are from Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos, Vladimir Ashkenazy, soloist and conductor - The Cleveland Orchestra. London/DECCA D 227001 (3 CDs), 1988.
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