Beethoven wrote his Piano Concerto No. 4 under the influence of Mozart, while Strauss wrote his Symphonia Domestica under the influence of his wife, Pauline. Composed at the same time as his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is by contrast more lyrical and elegant. Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica is a humorous portrait of the composer’s stormy and steamy domestic life.
At a Glance
MESSIAEN - Hymne
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 4
STRAUSS - Symphonia domestica
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