Birmingham – Murray Perahia

5 April 2017
Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK

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5 April
Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK


  • Beethoven Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)




Murray Perahia and the Academy bring the final Perahia Plays Beethoven programme to Birmingham. Academy Leader Tomo Keller opens the concert performing the dual-role of soloist and director for Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 and Symphony No. 1, paving the way for Perahia’s performance of the mighty “Emperor” Concerto in the second half.

We spoke to Murray for a special two-part edition of the Academy Podcast, where he delved into the details of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Part 2 below focuses on Concertos Nos. 4 & 5:

Image credit: Felix Broede