Rondo for Piano and Orchestra (Beethoven)

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Ludwig van Beethoven's Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat major, WoO 6 was composed in 1793 and originally intended as the final movement for his second piano concerto.[1] Hans-Werner Küthen states this was probably the finale for the first and second versions of the second piano concerto, being replaced by the final version of the rondo in 1795.[2] He also notes that the most likely inspiration for the insertion of an andante section into the rondo is the concluding rondo of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22.[2]

It was eventually published in 1829, with the solo part completed by Carl Czerny.[1][3] It is scored for an orchestra of 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, and strings.


The composition consists of a single multi-tempo movement marked Rondo: Allegro – Andante – Tempo I – Presto.




  • Anderson, Keith (1988). Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nº.1/Rondo in B-flat major (CD). Naxos Records. 8.550190.
  • Cooper, Barry (2000). Beethoven. United States: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0191592706.
  • Küthen, Hans-Werner (2012). Rondo in B flat major WoO 6 for Piano and Orchestra (Reduction for 2 Pianos) (PDF). G. Henle. ISMN 979-0-2018-1149-9.

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