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Re: Less played piano concertos? Why?
#404756 04/02/06 04:25 PM
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Thanks BDB. Really appreciate that. Actually, I found a recording of the Moszkowski Concerto on Piano Society. It's good AND free!

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I'm very partial to Tchaikowsky 2nd and Barber.

I love playing the 2nd movement of the Barber with another pianist (but the other pianist always complains too much)! :p

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I have a CD of Stephen Hough playing Hummel's piano concerto in A minor, op. 85, and the one in B minor op. 89. Both are wonderful, and Hough is certainly up the to pianistic skill needed to do justice to their difficulties.
They are very interesting compositions, yet I rarely if ever hear them played, or even mentioned. Hummel also wrote some marvelous piano sonatas, but they are rarely played, and I don't see where anyone has included them in their repertoire. Is there a bias against the music of Hummel? Gaby Tu

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Franck.

I'm such a big fan of his music. I only wish that he had've written more for piano. whome

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TS, I'm with you on that!

Actually Franck produced a lot for the piano, in comparison to his 12 major organ works. Those pieces are among the best things ever written for organ (besides Bach of course), but there are ONLY twelve pieces!

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Franck's Symphonic Variations are gorgeous, did he write other works for piano & orchestra?

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The Scharwenka Concerto No. 4 is one of my favorite concertos and is nowhere as popular as it should be.


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Hyperion has a great series - "Romantic Piano Concertos" - which is up to about volume 35. Many of the concertos mentioned here are part of the series. I like the d'Indy "Symphony on a French Mountain Air" which I haven't heard in years. A nice piece.


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Weber Konzertstucke--yuck!
frown I kinda like the Konzertstucke. It's not a "great" piece of music, I'll admit it, but the last part has a lot of zip. (Reminds me alot of the last movement of the Mendelssohn G minor.)

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Absolutely. A criminally underplayed concerto, the Symphonic Variations, is a masterpiece!


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Re: Less played piano concertos? Why?
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Actually Tchaikovsky wrote 3 pianoconcertos and a fantasie de concert op. 56 (score looks terrible smile ), so why is only the 1st performed often, the 2nd mentioned just occasionally, and the 3rd and the fantasie completely unknown?


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I actually heard a performance of Tchaikovsky's second last night from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (not sure who the soloist was) - what an incredible piece. As much as I enjoy the first, I think almost prefer the second. I also enjoy his Concert Fantasy quite a bit, but it admittedly has some oddities to it, notably the form. Such as what is that incredibly long solo section in the middle of the first movement, what's up with that?

I could never get into his third PC, which he only partially completed. I wonder if I'd like it better if he finished it as opposed to Taneyev (if I'm not mistaken).


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The 2nd concerto is so interesting! I actually learned the first movement, but could never get it together to find another pianist (or orchestra)! laugh The theme of the 1st movement is quite impressive.

I heard the 3rd on the radio once, and found it intriguing but inconsistent - probably because it was incomplete.

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i'd love to hear of a great russian composer of today who has adpet influence, knowledge and feeling of the essence tchaikovsky's music. such a person may be able to complete the whole concerto himself:p...he can introduce a second and a third movement. what do you guys think?

more than just one composer...i'd love to even hear variations

then have Nikolai Lugansky perform the piano part with the Russian National Orchestra...or me :p for the world to hear and behold

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