Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beethoven, Romberg & the Cello Concerto That Didn't Happen

By Andy Fein, luthier at Fein Violins
 and Miranda Crawford

Beethoven wrote a beautiful Concerto for Violin, a wonderful Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano, nine great Symphonies, five superb Cello Sonatas, plus a bunch of Concertos for lots of other instruments. But we don't have a Beethoven Cello Concerto. Why?

Bernhard Romberg, the guy that nixed Beethoven's Cello Concerto