Tobias Koch and the Hoffmeister Quartett cast covetous eyes upon Beethoven as adapter of his own work. You will hear Beethovens piano sonata from 1789, followed by his own arrangement of that piece for string quartet, a composition that Beethoven was very proud of. Furthermore the programme features variations on a theme from the third symphony Eroica and Beethovens version for chamber music of his fourth piano concerto.
His arrangement of the fourth piano concerto was enriched with plenty of virtuoso elements. Tobias Koch restored the score on the basis of notes in Beethovens autographs. This process of discovery resulted for Koch in numerous aha-experiences. At the same time it is a quasi improvisatory version of generally known works, enabling a fascinating scoop of Beethoven as pianist, as Koch put it.