Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi
s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.
The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto
and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.
The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.
Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie
nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.
In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.
Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet
ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).
The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to
review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.
The collection is divided into two sections: production
designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.
Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product
s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc
ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.
“So far, eight nations－Venezuela, Bolivia, Algeria, Egypt, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia－have applied for places for some 20 candidates.”
Cui, meanwhile, said he looks forward to collaborating with his foreign students in the future.
During the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing’s Yanqing district, reporters fro
m various local and international media outlets can expect 5G technology coverage and floriculture lectures at the media center.
According to Ma Guoying, deputy head of the publicity and planning department of the expo’s coordinat
ion bureau, the media center, which opened on April 27, is fully covered by 5G-the fifth-generation wireless network.
“Reporters can get a 4K high-definition view of the expo through the 5G network,” she said.
Andres Osorio, a Colombian reporter who arrived on the center’s opening day, said it was easy to use.
“I am convinced that some of the students will become our partners in the future. Actuall
y, the former director of the Venezuelan space agency was one of the trainees here at the institute.
“So by teaching them, we are promoting not only spacecraft knowledge, but also China’s space industry standards.”