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Piano Concerto No. 3 (Beethoven)
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Piano Concerto No. 3 (Beethoven)

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor, opus 37 was completed in 1803.

As is standard for concertos, it is in three movements:

  1. Allegro con brio ()
  2. Largo ()
  3. Ronḍ: molto allegro ()

About two and a half minutes pass in the first movement before the orchestral introduction is intruded upon by C minor scales forcefully announcing the piano's entrance. The coda is similarly dramatic, emanating from very quiet trills, moving faster, resulting in a regal yet dark climax.