It begins with clarinets, bassoons, horns and pizzicato muted strings in dialogue with simple chordal material presented by the piano; it continues in this mood of lyrical cantando with almost inaudible lower-string reinforcement to sustain the bass line. The strings are muted throughout, which contrasts starkly with the Rondo finale that, having been introduced by a brass fanfare, bursts forth in a blaze of Polish bravura. The piano-writing, particularly during unaccompanied episodes, is often characterized by clearly intended discords.
Perhaps this was a mischievous comment on contemporary pianists, and that he, the composer, would take charge of their slips by prescribing them in the score. With only sixteen bars rest in which to take breath in this finale, the soloist has much to say, and does so in spectacular fashion.
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Scriabin 2. Rachmaninoff 2 3. Beethoven 5 4. Mozart 27 5.
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Not sure of a top 5. The theme and variations 18th is probably my favourite of the four.
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Prokofiev 2 Andantino-Allegretto - This is actually the first movement, but the slowest in the concerto, and for me is the high point of an extraoridnary work which wonderfully combines a modern often quite dissonant and raw sound world with sublime lyricism. A few others: Beethoven 2, 4 Mozart 20, 25 Rachmaninov 2, 3, 4. Cosmos liked this post. Ravel, Shostakovich, and plenty of Mozart. All the ones mentioned here, plus I'll throw in Mozart Shosty 2 Salonen Chopin 1 Mozart Kivimees , Haydn man liked this post.
Khachaturian; closely followed by Shostakovich 2. There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this MagneticGhost liked this post. Tchaikovsky's 2nd!
Skilmarilion liked this post. Beethoven Piano concerto 1- the a-flat largo, very wistful and moving. I don't listen to it very often, though. Mozart g minor with dramatic fugato sections, ominous feeling of an approaching storm with a small glimpse of sunshine at the end.
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It's strongly reminiscent of his early mentor JC Bach. The second movement of his 12th piano concerto also has a melody from one of JC Bach's operas, written as a memorial for the death of that great composer. Mozart Andante- one of the most haunting minor sections in his piano music, when it transitions from c major to g minor, and I love his cadenza at the end of the second movement. As usual with Mozart's concertos, there's always expressive dialogue between solo piano and orchestra with lyrical woodwind lines. Mozart piano concerto the woodwinds, the heavy piano writing, the way the main melody is played at the end in a major key with simple accompaniment on the left hand that makes it sound like it's floating and that eerie chromatic scale at the end!
Chopin E minor piano concerto- I admit, I listen to this concerto just for the piano writing and gorgeous melodies. Last edited by trazom; Dec at