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Postby juufa72 » 18 Oct 2006, 15:01

I am looking for the top 10 piano conerti ever written. I am liking this mode of expression more and more. I am compiling a collection of various composers in CD format. I would like to know the concerti that I should pay attention to. Time frame does not matter to me, from baroque to modern (but not Cage modern). I like the power, the bombastic runs on the keys, and then juxtaposed with a nice delicate middle section, only to return to a climatic finish...all I can think of is Grieg's famous concerto in A flat something.

I cant wait until you give me your response.

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Postby elvenpianist » 18 Oct 2006, 16:24

Haha another insanely subjective thread by da juufa. ;)

My current favs-

Bach- no. 1 d minor
Mozart- 20, 25, 27
Beethoven- no. 4 (g minor)
Chopin- 1
Brahms- 1 and 2
Rachmaninoff- 3rd
Prokofiev- 2 (it scares me to death but the 1st mov. is so utterly amazing)

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Postby Goldberg » 18 Oct 2006, 17:48

Lovely, but Grieg's concerto is in A minor, and Beethoven's is in G MAJOR! Jeeze, the things I have to put up with. Won't you two grow up?

Well, ok, I'll list a few of my current favorite concerti to get you moving as well...there's some overlap with elf's...

Beethoven: 3, 4
Rachmaninoff: 1, 4
Liszt: 2, Totentanz, Hungarian Fantasy
Franck: Variations Symphoniques
Medtner: 2, 3
Bartok: 2, 3
Brahms: 2
Sauer: 1
Lyapunov: 2, Fantasy on Ukranian Themes
Saint-Saens: 1, 3, 4, African Fantasy
Busoni: One and Only
Dreyschock: Only one I know about
Shchedrin: 2, 3
Ratuavaara: 1, 2

Then there are the concerti of Ligeti, Bolcom, Schoenberg, Liebermann, Xenakis, and so forth, for contemporary works (that includes Shchedrin and Ratuavaara too, by the way). But the above list should get you going, anyway. Those are only the ones that pop to mind immediately as being particular favorites, so there are plenty others!
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Postby juufa72 » 18 Oct 2006, 19:30

Just want to verify:

(just one movement linked below)

Bach Concerto- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnEsvcbuzmE

Mozart 20 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfriY1o07rU

Beethoven 4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otn1uEOT91g

Chopin 1-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByNU_VWLut0

Brahms 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D18AujwrQb4

Rach 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CjEckL4994

Prokofiev-- cant find at Youtube

Beethoven 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfstcHZINYE

liszt 2-- cant find at youtube

Liszt totentanz- cant find at youtube (quality recording that is)

Liszt Hungarian fantasy-- cant find at youtube

Franck: Variations Symphoniques--nothing at youtube

Medtner 2 or 3--nothing at youtube

Bartok 2 or 3-- nothing at youtube



..too tired to find the rest. i doubt that there will be any results for the newer composers

the point of linking all this is sometimes what is on youtube is not necessarily the correct piece.
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Postby elvenpianist » 18 Oct 2006, 20:42

Goldberg wrote:Lovely, but Grieg's concerto is in A minor, and Beethoven's is in G MAJOR! Jeeze, the things I have to put up with. Won't you two grow up?


So says YOU! You stole my noodle pirate quote! Theeeaaaafff!!!!

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Postby trouillards » 19 Oct 2006, 05:10

a video of Argerichs Prok 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-UsfIF2N8

Anyways;

Two Ravel Concerti

Korngold Concerto in C#

The remaining Prokofiev concerti (4 and 5 are really nice, i don't really care for 1)

Both the Schmidt concerti

Strauss Panathenäenzug

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Postby PJF » 20 Oct 2006, 00:54

Chopin, opus 21. Wow. This is my favorite composition ever written. Ever.

I often wonder what music Chopin would've produced, had he lived longer. Opus 21, I feel is as close as we can get to that impossible wish. It's deep, in every sense of the word.

Murray Perhaia plays it the way Chopin intended; no garish virtuosity. Every phrase has a meaning; Perhaia tells it.

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