Beethoven's piano and violin concertos rank among the most famous and beloved works in concert literature. The composer regared the piano concertos, which he himself premiered, as very personal expressions of his musical thought and perfomance style. This book on Beethoven contains 11 chapters, each of which is devoted to a single concerto and the issues surrounding it. The author includes historical and background information, and details of sources, dating and performance practice, locating the works in their social and musical context, and discussing their form, style and affect, highlighting their expressive individuality. Finally, the author looks at the questions about performing this repertoire today.