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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2008
Allegro con brio. Cadenza by Glenn Gould. Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, was written during 1796 and 1797. The first performance was in Prague in 1798, with Beethoven himself playing the piano. The first movement is in sonata form, but with an added orchestral exposition, a cadenza, and a coda. It has a main theme repeated many times, and there are several subordinate themes. The orchestral exposition changes keys many times, but the second exposition is mainly in G major. The development is in C minor, which ends with an octave glissando. The recapitulation is in C major.