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Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt: Piano Concertos

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 11 in F major, K 413 (387a)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F major, K. 37
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Capriccio brillant for piano and orchestra in B minor, Op. 22
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. posth
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 11 in F major, K 413 (387a)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F major, K. 37
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Capriccio brillant for piano and orchestra in B minor, Op. 22
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. posth
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
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Notes & Reviews:

The piano concerto emerged from the 18th century keyboard concerto as a display vehicle for the new instrument - the fortepiano, and the new breed of virtuoso pianist-composers who wrote concertos for their own use. Mozart took the form to heights never dreamed off by his contemporaries, and his 27 concertos paved the way for the piano concertos of the next 100 years. Some of the works of by his contemporaries could be performed with just a few instruments accompanying the soloist. For Mozart, the interplay between the piano and a full orchestra's textures and colours were important. The modern piano concerto had been born. Beethoven took the 18th century virtuoso concerto (Mozart's 20th and 2Fourth being his models) and with his Third, Fourth and Fifth concertos created the romantic concerto. The piano had developed rapidly in the early years of the 19th century, and Beethoven's works exploit the greater range and power of the new instrument, and are symphonic in style. Brahms took this a stage further composing 2 huge concertos, which are almost symphonies with piano. One critic called his titanic First concerto 'a concerto for piano against orchestra'! However, the tradition of the virtuoso display concerto continued with Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Their concertos combined the Mozartian refinement with romantic gestures, and, in the case of Liszt extraordinary virtuosity with thunderous and dazzling effects. He also transformed the structure of the concerto from the traditional 3 - movement form to a cyclical multi-section one-movement work. The epitome the 19th and early 20th romantic century piano concerto are those of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Both composers wrote concertos that have remained the most popular in the repertoire since their premiers. The image of the virtuoso pianist has proved to be an enduring one, and this collection contains some of the greatest piano concertos, and is a superb introduction to the exciting world of classical music.Other information * An ideal gift for someone venturing into classical music for the first time * Includes great artists such as Alfred Brendel and Nelson Freire



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1784.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1784

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 11 in F major, K 413 (387a)
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 24 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 28 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F major, K. 37
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1767.
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1767

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 34 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Willfried Boettcher
  • Running Time: 38 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
  • Running Time: 30 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
  • Running Time: 34 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
  • Running Time: 32 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Running Time: 18 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 10/1831

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Running Time: 21 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 09/03/1837

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Capriccio brillant for piano and orchestra in B minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/18/1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Arie van Beek
  • Notes: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands (06/26/1998-06/27/1998)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Arie van Beek
  • Notes: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands (06/26/1998-06/27/1998)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1839

>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 14 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847-1862

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. posth
  • Performer: Stephen Mayer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Tamás Vásáry
  • Notes: Composition written: 1836-39.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1836-1839

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Sirenko
  • Running Time: 32 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Arie van Beek
  • Running Time: 30 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 32 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 36 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Marturet
  • Running Time: 49 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
  • Performer: Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892