Don Ray: Piano Concerto; Suite No. 2 from Family Portrait. Don Ed, the last-born. 10. Remembering Them.
The Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, is a piano concerto composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1829. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age. It was first performed on 17 March 1830, in Warsaw, Poland, with the composer as soloist. It was the second of his piano concertos to be published (after the Piano Concerto No. 1), and so was designated as "No. 2", even though it was written first.
Franz Liszt wrote drafts for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major, . 25, during his virtuoso period, in 1839 to 1840. He then put away the manuscript for a decade. When he returned to the concerto, he revised and scrutinized it repeatedly. The fourth and final period of revision ended in 1861. Liszt dedicated the work to his student Hans von Bronsart, who gave the first performance, with Liszt conducting, in Weimar on January 7, 1857.
Print and download in PDF or MIDI Concerto No. 2. First movement of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto N., written in 1957 for his son Maxim's 19th birthday. This work is featured in "Fantasia 2000" in "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", by Disney.
Franz Liszt Concerto No. 1 For Piano and Orchestra, S. 124, R. 458 in E-flat Major Concerto No. 2 For Piano And Orchestra, S. 120, R. 456 in A Major. Philippe Entremont – piano The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy. CD 3 : Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 In C minor, Op. 18 Prelude In D minor, Op. 23, No. 3 Prelude In E-flat Major, Op. 6 Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3. Philippe Entremont – piano New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2, II. Adagio sostenuto. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2, III. Intermezzo. Born less than 20 years apart, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev were two of the greatest composer-pianists of the 20th Century and their instrument played a central role in many of their greatest works. In this recording, virtuoso pianist Denis Matsuev contrasts their second piano concertos, pieces that are both formidable and unmistakably Russian in their own way. Composed between 1900 and 1901, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor marked a resurgence in his creative powers after a disastrous premiere to his First Symphony in 1897.