The name of this famous concerto refers not to Napoleon (Beethoven hated him) but was branded this way by English-speaking publishers to add a regal air to the music.
Of course, this master’s work needs no embellishment.
Heroic and tragic, Beethoven’s fifth and final piano concerto is conducted by Thomas Dausgaard with Barry Douglas on piano.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs the work at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Tickets are $10-$95.
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