Beethoven has already composed the earliest version of the Piano Concerto in B flat Major in Bonn, at the end of the 1780s.
Four versions of the concerto were written, the premiere of the latest version was held in 1798; the soloist was the composer himself. The work was published in print in 1801 in Leipzig. Since then it has been regarded as the second concerto, although most of it was composed earlier than the Piano Concerto in C Major, considered to be the first. Balázs Fülei will play this early opus by Beethoven, the Piano Concerto in B flat Major, on March 5th in Oradea with the Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra.