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Offline chomaninoff1

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Piano Concerto Suggestions?
on: March 28, 2016, 03:49:31 AM
No, I am not looking to play a piano concerto  :P But, my knowledge of piano concertos is extremely limited so I thought my Piano Street friends could help me out  ;D To be honest, when listening to classical music, I am mostly drawn to solo piano music and consequently I am not familiar with many of these great works. I am wondering if you guys could suggest piano concertos to me that you enjoy, so I can expand my knowledge. Thank you  :)

PS I do know of the Grieg, Rach 1,2, Prokofiev 3, and Chopin 1, so please don't mention those.  ;)
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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 04:08:47 AM
RACH 3
Live large, die large.  Leave a giant coffin.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 04:27:46 AM
what about rach 3+4, prokofiev  1 2 4 5, or chop's 2nd? :D

loljk

Um, really hard for me to fall in love with a concerto. Good ones are so rare. :(

Hmm, what about the Gershwins? Rhapsody in blue and concerto in F are pretty boss. Chopin's fantasia on polish air or his op. 2 variations are also boss. Scriabin's 1st concerto...um
man

I really like Medtner's second concerto, reaaaaaally beautiful.


there's this really interesting Dussek concerto in eflat...I really love it.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 05:02:21 AM
@rach_forever Wow just listened to Martha Argerich play the 3rd Rach and I must say it was sublime...at times so simple and tender and at others, tumultuous and passasionate. It is a very rich piece and was quite an experience to listen to it. Thank you for the suggestion!

@mjames lol wow hehehe   ::)
I actually didn't know Rach had a fourth, nor Prokofiev a 4th or 5th...
But anyways, thank you very much for the suggestions. I did just listen to the 40 minute Rach 3, so I'll have to listen to the other ones tomorrow. I'll let you know what I think  :)

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 05:11:17 AM
Why didn't anyone mention Mozart? I am playing K.595, and it is very fun. It also has a lot of drama in it.
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 04:10:25 PM
I really like Beethoven's, especially no. 4 (though all of them are terrific).
Also - BACH!!! The most famous one is the D minor one, but again - they're all great.
I'd also recommend listening to Ravel's G major concerto and to Saint Saens' 2nd and 5th concertos.
Some other famous ones you should know - Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Grieg...
Damn, it's so hard to name just a few...

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 04:34:26 PM
Here are some of my favorite piano concertos. I hope you enjoy theses pieces  ::)

-Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 & 3
-Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2
-Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, 4 & 5
-Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
-Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2
-Saint-SaŽns Piano Concerto No. 2, 3 & 5
-Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy"- Ludwig van Beethoven

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 07:46:31 PM
All favorites has been mentioned already. I can add Henselt - F minor concerto, Mendelssohn - G minor concerto and my absolute favorite Saint-SaŽns Piano Concerto in G minor that has been mentioned already.
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 08:08:39 PM

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 09:30:36 PM
Thank you, everyone! Will listen to these :)

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 09:33:44 PM
+1 Scriabin's Piano Concerto

Also check out Debussy's Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra. It's a concerto in disguise.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 11:10:55 AM
Mozart 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
Tchaikovsky 1

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 01:22:12 PM
It's that time of the day again for me to mention Schmitt's Symphonie Concertante



What a masterpiece.


There's also this from one of Liszt's favourite pupils. More showoffy than music though.


I've been listening to this lots lately; quite a fantastic concerto which deserves more attention, much like his others.

Listen to that moment from 16:50 onwards -- pure bliss, especially the ending of the movement.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 06:29:41 PM
There are the Liszt piano concertos number 1 and 2. Those a pretty good
Recently learned:
Beethoven- sonata 32, op111, I
Chopin- sonata 2, scherzo
Liszt-Etude 4, S.136
Rachmaninoff-Prelude C Sharp Minor
Learning:
Liszt-Transcendeal Etude 2
Chopin-Etude op25 no 11

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #14 on: April 02, 2016, 07:23:12 PM
No, I am not looking to play a piano concerto  :P But, my knowledge of piano concertos is extremely limited so I thought my Piano Street friends could help me out  ;D To be honest, when listening to classical music, I am mostly drawn to solo piano music and consequently I am not familiar with many of these great works. I am wondering if you guys could suggest piano concertos to me that you enjoy, so I can expand my knowledge. Thank you  :)

PS I do know of the Grieg, Rach 1,2, Prokofiev 3, and Chopin 1, so please don't mention those.  ;)

If you want to have a deep appreciation of the piano concerto, start with concertos that more clearly reveal the forms that they often utilize.  Beethoven is a good place to start.  The Cm #3 is the one that I am intimately familiar with as I played it in college.  Sonata form for the first movement and a rondo for the 3rd.  Very typical and the way Beethoven develops his themes are exemplary in this one.  The romantic composers often use the same forms, but it is not as easy to follow as the earlier works. 

I think if you listen to earlier piano concertos they will clue you in on how to listen to the later ones.
Chopin Ballades
Chopin Scherzos 2 and 3
Mephisto Waltz 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto 3
Schumann Concerto Am
Ginastera Piano Sonata
L'isle Joyeuse
Feux d'Artifice
Prokofiev Sonata Dm

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 08:35:06 PM
^ Listen to some earlier concerti. Beethoven is a great one, though IMO the 1st and 2nd are rather bland. The C minor concerto is an excellent one (that I'm messing around with at the moment), as is the 4th. The 5th, known as the Emperor concerto, is a little harder to follow, but still nice.
Mozart concerti are also good choices; No. 20 in D minor, No. 21 in C major, No. 24 in C minor, and No. 27 in A major probably being the best of the lot.
Mendelssohn also has one in G minor that's fairly digestible.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #16 on: April 03, 2016, 06:54:14 AM
MOSKOwSKI ONE OF THE GREAT POLISH COMPOSER-PIANISTS



holy crap I cant believe i forgot about this one
it should be standard repertoire

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #17 on: April 03, 2016, 01:49:43 PM
MOSKOwSKI ONE OF THE GREAT POLISH COMPOSER-PIANISTS

holy crap I cant believe i forgot about this one
it should be standard repertoire
Hell yeah!

Don't forget Stanford and Scharwenka!





Lyapunov and Balakirev have some nice concertos too.

I'd also recommend Taktakishvili and Tcherepnin have some awesome concertos, especially the former.



Oh, and I almost forgot Vladigerov! The second movements to his are so beautiful.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #18 on: April 04, 2016, 07:08:04 AM
oooh, more suggestions! thanks, guys  ;)

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #19 on: April 04, 2016, 09:54:39 AM
Don't forget Medtner's three!

Or the Busoni...

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #20 on: April 04, 2016, 12:23:19 PM
Don't forget Medtner's three!

I have actually managed to forget them and it was not too difficult.

However, I will never forget Bortkiewicz 1.

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #21 on: April 04, 2016, 02:05:56 PM

btw the pianist matters, i like this genre in particular but especially here in Wild's hands it's sublime.
bonus points

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #22 on: April 04, 2016, 06:21:13 PM
4 hand piano concerto, czerny no less  8)

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Reply #23 on: April 04, 2016, 07:39:15 PM
I have actually managed to forget them and it was not too difficult.
Well, that's quite an achievement in itself, however unfortunatae some might perceive it to be! Medtner's orchestral technique admittedly leaves rather a lot to be desired in all three of his concertos - something that one could never sensibly say about the Busoni concerto - but the piano writing is as uniquely wondrous as you might expect of the composer and at least manages never to be at loggerheads with the orchestral writing, such as it is (he claimed to find orchestrating his concertos to be a chore, which is of course not the way one should approach such tasks)...

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Re: Piano Concerto Suggestions?
Reply #24 on: April 07, 2016, 02:24:04 PM
piano concerto for the left hand by ravel
piano concerto no 2 by brhams
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