View Poll Results: Which Is Your Favorite Beethoven Piano Concerto?

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  • 5

    24 36.92%
  • 4

    35 53.85%
  • 3

    17 26.15%
  • 2

    1 1.54%
  • 1

    4 6.15%
  • I have not listened to them all yet to decide

    2 3.08%
  • I hate them all, it's revolting music

    1 1.54%
  • I am indifferent to them, I don't think they are that special

    0 0%
  • Who cares

    1 1.54%
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Thread: Which Is Your Favorite Beethoven Piano Concerto?

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    Default Which Is Your Favorite Beethoven Piano Concerto?

    The first two by Louis are Mozartian whereas the latter three are Beethoven at his most inspired and influencing later Romantic composers. This is evidently how the best works create a lasting impression.

    Which one(s) are your favorites? Which one(s) do you think is of most merit? Surely owing to the enormous development between nos. 1 and 2 and nos.3 to 5, they can't all be equally good.

    No.5


    No.4


    No.3


    No.2


    No.1
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    .... continued
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    I thoroughly enjoy all five piano concertos. The genre is one of my favorite in all classical music, I have voted nos.3 to 5 as my favorites. These have a special Beethoven stamp on them. No.4 and 5 have already leaped into Romanticism. It's a fascinating journey seeing these progress so creatively.

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    Spinning the Artockometer*:

    6/6: none
    5/6: PC3
    4/6: PC4/5
    3/6: PC1
    2/6: PC2

    * a quantification of my personal taste:
    6/6 "hors concours", one of about 100 most favourite compositions.
    5/6 "essential", a must-have for my CD collection.
    4/6 "important", I really like to have it in my CD collection.
    3/6 "good to have", OK for my CD collection, no big deal if not.
    2/6 "not required", I don't need this.
    1/6 "no thanks", I really prefer not to hear this.

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    I voted 3 and 5 , the countless times I spin them is countless.
    4-2-1 in that order
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Spinning the Artockometer*:

    6/6: none
    5/6: PC3
    4/6: PC4/5
    3/6: PC1
    2/6: PC2

    * a quantification of my personal taste:
    6/6 "hors concours", one of about 100 most favourite compositions.
    5/6 "essential", a must-have for my CD collection.
    4/6 "important", I really like to have it in my CD collection.
    3/6 "good to have", OK for my CD collection, no big deal if not.
    2/6 "not required", I don't need this.
    1/6 "no thanks", I really prefer not to hear this.
    Thanks but sorry I don't understand your post at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    Thanks but sorry I don't understand your post at all.
    he says that they suck and none of the concerts is among his 100 favorites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    he says that they suck and none of the concerts is among his 100 favorites
    Oh I see, thank you.

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    Don't pay attention to Jacck, who is half right and half wrong.
    What is so difficult to understand in my post? I use a tiers rating system, as explained in the post itself.

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    There seems to be a lot of musicians preferring the 1st, but it's my least favourite, besides the Choral Fantasia and the Youth and D-Major concertos etc. There's a certain bombastic simplicity and minimalism in it, IMO. I can't really choose between 3, 4 and 5; 2 can be charming when played sufficiently capricciously, say by Gould, Serkin/mono, or Argerich live, but it's not quite in that heavy league either.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Apr-05-2021 at 09:04.

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    4, 1, 5, 3, 2... something like that.
    Casual composer, pianist, music enthusiast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Don't pay attention to Jacck, who is half right and half wrong.
    What is so difficult to understand in my post? I use a tiers rating system, as explained in the post itself.
    I get it now. "PC" stands for Piano Concerto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    "PC" stands for Piano Concerto.

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    I voted #1 because of the enormous affection I have for the final movement.

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    So did I, though in my case it's the 1st movt.which I find irresistibly fresh and engaging. Beethoven was my favourite composer growing up (I saw the light in my late teens and became a total Mozart nut) at which stage I spent probably too long listening to nos.5 and 3 in that order of preference - I still like them but no.4 and esp.no.1 are my preferred listening now.

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