Tag Archives: Piano

great compositions/performances: Evgeny Kissin – Schumann-Liszt – Widmung (Liebeslied)



Evgeny Kissin – Schumann-Liszt – Widmung (Liebeslied)

great compositions/performances: Arabesque No. 1 from Deux Arabesques , Aldo Chiccolini


 


Debussy – Arabesque No. 1 (Ciccolini)

 

Historic Musical Bits: Wilhelm Kempff plays Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischem Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik)


Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Wilhelm Kempff, piano
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischem Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Movements:

Allegro affettuoso (A minor) 00:00:00
Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso (F major) 00:15:43
Allegro vivace (A major) 00:21:27
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, is a Romantic concerto by Robert Schumann, completed in 1845. The work premiered in Leipzig on 1 January 1846 with Clara Schumann playing the solo part. Ferdinand Hiller, the work’s dedicatee, conducted.

History

Schumann had earlier worked on several piano concerti: he began one in E-flat major in 1828, from 1829–31 he worked on one in F major, and in 1839, he wrote one movement of a concerto in D minor. None of these works were completed.

In 1841, Schumann wrote a fantasy for piano and orchestra, his Phantasie. His pianist wife Clara urged him to expand this piece into a full piano concerto. In 1845 he added the intermezzo and finale to complete the work. It was the only piano concerto that Schumann completed.

The work may have been used as a model by Edvard Grieg in composing his own Piano Concerto, also in A minor. Grieg’s concerto, like Schumann’s, employs a single powerful orchestral chord at its introduction before the piano’s entrance with a similar descending flourish. Rachmaninov also used the work as a model for his first Piano Concerto.

After this concerto, Schumann wrote two other pieces for piano and orchestra: the Introduction and Allegro Appassionato in G major (Op. 92), and the Introduction and Allegro Concertante in D minor (Op. 134).

Instrumentation

The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, and solo piano.

Structure

The piece, as marked in the score, is in three movements:

  1. Allegro affettuoso (A minor)

  2. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso (F major)

  3. Allegro vivace (A major)

There is no break between these last two movements (attacca subito).

Schumann preferred that the movements be listed in concert programs as only two movements:[citation needed]

  1. Allegro affettuoso
  2. Andantino and Rondo

The three movement listing is the more common form used.

Allegro affettuoso

The piece starts with an energetic strike by strings and timpani, followed by a fierce, descending attack by the piano. The first theme is introduced by the oboe along with wind instruments. The theme is then given to the soloist. Schumann provides great variety with this theme. He first offers it in the A minor key of the piece, then we hear it again in major, and we can also hear small snatches of the tune in a very slow, A flat section. The clarinet is often used against the piano in this movement. Toward the end of the movement, the piano launches into a long cadenza before the orchestra joins in with one more melody and builds for the exciting finish.

Intermezzo

This movement is keyed in F major. The piano and strings open up the piece with a small, delicate tune, which is heard throughout the movement before the cellos and later the other strings finally take the main theme, with the piano mainly used as accompaniment. The movement closes with small glimpses of the first movement’s theme before moving straight into the third movement.

Allegro vivace

The movement opens with a huge run up the strings while the piano takes the main, A major theme. Schumann shows great color and variety in this movement. The tune is regal, and the strings are noble. Though it is in 3/4 timing, Schumann manipulates it so that the time signature is often ambiguous. The piece finishes with a restating of the previous material before finally launching into an exciting finale, and ending with a long timpani roll and a huge chord from the orchestra.

Further reading

 

Best Classical Music, Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in B Major D575, great compositions/performances


 


Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in B Major D575

 

best classical music, ENRIQUE GRANADOS.- Danzas Españolas ENRIQUE , Piano: Alicia de Larrocha, gregaat compositions/performances


ENRIQUE GRANADOS.- Danzas Españolas,  Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

best classical music, Hamelin plays Gershwin – Concerto in F , great compositions/performanes


Hamelin plays Gershwin – Concerto in F

Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59, Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano


Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59

LISZT: Concerto no. 2 – Riccardo Muti, conductor / Paolo Restani, piano


LISZT: Concerto no. 2 – Riccardo Muti, conductor / Paolo Restani,
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, op. 78 “À Thérèse” Daniel Barenboim, great compositions/performances


Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, op. 78 “À Thérèse”, Daniel Barenboim

Tzvi Erez plays Mozart Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331, great compositions/performances


Tzvi Erez plays Mozart Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, Adagio , great compositions/performances


Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, Adagio

Piano at Nataf, 2nd Season, Concert No. 3, 17.2.2012 (2.3.M.2) Felix Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, 2. Adagio The Israel Piano Quartet: Revital Hachamoff, piano; Gilad Hildesheim, violin; Shuli Waterman, viola; Ira Givol, cello More music by Felix Mendelssohn at euzicasa:

HERE

HERE

HERE

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Happy Birthday Mozart – Week: Mozart – Piano Sonatas – Classical Music (COMPLETE)


Mozart – Piano Sonatas – Classical Music (COMPLETE)

Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664. great compositions/performances


Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664

Franz Schubert – Rondo A-Dur, D.438 (1816): Arcos Orchcestra, great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert – Rondo A-Dur, D.438 (1816)

Yo-Yo Ma plays Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano -Emanuel Ax, piano: great compositions/performances


Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano

Valentina Lisitsa. Chopin Nocturne Op 27 # 2 D Flat Major: great compositions/performances


Valentina Lisitsa. Chopin Nocturne Op 27 # 2 D Flat Major

Emil Gilels – Schumann – Symphonic Etudes, Op 13: Great compositions/performances


Emil Gilels – Schumann – Symphonic Etudes, Op 13

SAINT-SAËNS Violin Sonata No.1 – A.Pascal, I.Philipp, 1934 *vinyl remaster*: make music part of your life series


SAINT-SAËNS Violin Sonata No.1 – A.Pascal, I.Philipp, 1934 *vinyl remaster*

Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances


Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim

Español: Sonata para Piano nº12 en La bemol Mayor, Op. 26

* 1st Movement (Andante con Variazioni)
* 2nd Movement (Scherzo, Allegro Molto)
* 3rd Movement (Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe)
* 4th Movement (Allegro)

Work: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist: Daniel Barenhoim

Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39: great compositions/performances


Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39

Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter: great compositions/performances


Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter

Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré: great compositions/performances


Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”- Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances


Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”. Daniel Barenboim, piano

Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout: great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout

Enrique Granados. Valses poeticos by Mircea Gogoncea: make music part of your life series


Enrique Granados. Valses poeticos by Mircea Gogoncea

Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45: make music part of your life


Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45

Quintet in G minor Op. 49 by Enrique Granados: make music part ofyour life series


Quintet in G minor Op. 49 by Enrique Granados
I. Allegro

Maria Overman, Susanna Haley, violins
Gina Lee, viola
Anna Conway, violoncello
Heliqiong Sun, piano

Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies AKA XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra S123


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies
AKA XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra S123
Oravecz György (piano)
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Kocsár Balázs (cond.)
Recording Year: 1995

00:00 Andante mesto
01:55 Adagio
02:41 Allegro molto
02:57 Allegro eroico
04:40 Piu animato
05:22 Molto adagio, quasi fantasia
06:09 Moderato.Fest.
07:00 Allegretto a la Zingarese
09:00 Molto animato
09:50 Adagio
10:33 Vivace assai
12:45 Frisch
12:50 Prestissimo

Other recommended live-video with Oravecz György:
Tom & Jerry – The Cat Concerto from Hungary/Budapest, 2012,June 8.
Liszt II. Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7rxj0…

Recordings with Oravecz György:
[Oravecz György] Liszt: XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano Solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgOCO-…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies for Piano & Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBuuwA…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Totentanz for Piano Solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01zFys…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Totentanz for Piano & Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FPuP…

RONDO in C – IGNACE PLEYEL: make music part of your life series


RONDO  in C- IGNACE PLEYEL

Claude Debussy : Clair de Lune, for Piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3: make music part of your life series


Claude Debussy : Clair de Lune, for Piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 Performed by Kun Woo Paik

Claude Debussy Estampes Pianista Andrea Bambace live Trento SocietàFilarmonica 1984 : make music part of your life series


Claude Debussy Estampes Pianista Andrea Bambace live Trento SocietàFilarmonica 1984

Ivo Pogorelich plays Schumann Toccata Op. 7: make music part of your life series


Schumann: Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 (Emil Gilels, piano): great compositions/performances


Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier: great compositions/performances



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Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, “Kegelstatt”, K. 498 (1786)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano en Mi bémol majeur
I      Andante;
II    Menuetto;
III  Rondo: Allegretto

Portal: clarinet / clarinette
Pasquier: viola / alto
Pennetier: piano

today’s birthday: James Lick (1796)


James Lick (1796)

A piano maker by training, Lick spent many years in South America before returning to the US in 1848. He settled in San Francisco, where he soon abandoned the piano-making trade in favor of real estate. Shortly after his arrival, gold was discovered in the region, and Lick made a fortune in the housing boom that followed. The wealthiest man in California at the time of his death, he left most of his estate to social and scientific causes. Under what scientific instrument is he buried? More… Discuss

Schubert Impromptu op. 142 No.3 B flat major: great compositions/performances


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Schubert Impromptu op. 142 No.3 B flat major

 

Bartok Roumanian Dances played by Rosemary Thomas (make music part of your life series)


Bartok Roumanian Dances played by Rosemary Thomas

Bartok Roumanian Dances Jocuri Poporale Romanesti by Bela Bartok
1. Jocul cu bata – Der Tanz mit dem Stabe
2. Braul
3. Pe Loc -Der Stampfe
4. Buciumeana -Tanz aus Butschum
5. Poarga ”romanesca“- Romanische “Polka”
6. Manuntelul- Schnell-Tanz

Recorded by Rosemary Thomas Welsh pianist with Roland CD 2 CD recorder and Yamaha piano on 9/01/2012 at home in Tredegar , Gwent U.K

 

Rosemary Thomas: Mendelssohn – Song Without Words – Sweet Remembrance Op. 19 No. 1 (make music part of your life series)


Rosemary Thomas: Mendelssohn – Song Without Words – Sweet Remembrance Op. 19 No. 1

 

Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966 (great compositions/performances)


Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966

Sergei Prokofiev:
Piano sonata n°6 op.82

I. Allegro moderato 0:00
II. Allegretto 8:55
III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo 12:45
IV. Vivace 19:07

Sviatoslav Richter
Live recording, Locarno, 18.IX.1966

make music part of your life series: Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier


Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, “Kegelstatt”, K. 498 (1786)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano en Mi bémol majeur:
I     Andante;
II   Menuetto;
III Rondo: Allegretto

Portal: clarinet / clarinette
Pasquier: viola / alto
Pennetier: piano

 

make music part of your life series: Sergei Rachmaninoff – Études-Tableaux, Op. 39


Sergei RachmaninoffÉtudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

N. Lugansky, piano

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the U...

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the United States extensively, and became an American citizen shortly before his death. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No. 1, in C minor
No. 2, in A minor
No. 3, in F sharp minor
No. 4, in B minor
No. 5, in E flat minor
No. 6, in A minor
No. 7, in C minor
No. 8, in D minor
No. 9, in D major

 

 

make music part of your life series: Vittorio Monti – Csardas by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet


make music part of your life series: Vittorio Monti – Csardas by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet

Vittorio Monti : “Csardas”, “Czardas” for violin and piano
Clara Cernat, violin
Thierry Huillet, piano
Piano part : Thierry Huillet’s improvisations
Video directed by Nicolas KAUFFMANN
Sound engineer : Jérôme HALLAY

Links:
http://www.pianoviolon.com/

Official Website of Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet
http://www.musique21.com/
Official Website of Thierry Huillet
All CDs available on http://musique21.com/boutique-eng/
http://www.pianoviolon.com/

Official Website of Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet
http://www.musique21.com/
Official Website of Thierry Huillet musique21

Vittorio Monti

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868 – 20 June 1922) was an Italian composer, violinist, mandolinist and conductor. His most famous work is his Csárdás, written around 1904 and played by almost every gypsy orchestra.

Monti was born in Naples, where he studied violin and composition at the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella. Around 1900 he received an assignment as the conductor for the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris, where he wrote several ballets and operettas, for example, Noël de Pierrot. He also wrote a method for mandolin Petite Méthode pour Mandoline, 98049, in which he included some of his own works, Perle Brillante, Dans Una Gondola, and Au Petit Jour. There were also works by F. Paolo Tosti.[1]

fabulous musical moments: Beethoven / Eschenbach, 1970: Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36, No. 3 – Amadeus Quartet


Beethoven / Eschenbach, 1970: Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36, No. 3 – Amadeus Quartet

In this 1969 recording, Christoph Eschenbach and members of the Amadeus Quartet — Norbert Brainin, violin; Peter Schidlof, viola; and Martin Lovett, cello — perform the Beethoven Piano quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 3. I recorded this video from a cassette I purchased back in the early 1970s, issued on the Deutsche Grammophon label (serial number 3335 174-10).

Allegro vivace (0:08)
Adagio con espressione (6:10)
Rondo: Allegro (12:57)

More Beethoven:

-Beethoven / Gilels / Szell, 1968: Piano Concerto in G major, Op. 58 – Complete – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXoxpW…
-Leonid Hambro, 1970: “Happy Birthday Dear Ludwig” – Variations in The Style of Beethoven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Uga3…
-Fur Elise – Wilhelm Kempff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DSjo…
-Fur Elise – Alicia de Larrocha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMUEe…
-Beethoven / Artur Balsam, 1952: Piano (Violin) Concerto in D major, Op. 61a – Movement 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKKCGw…
-David Oistrakh: Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz4JEY…
-Wilhelm Backhaus: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 – London, 1950s, Karl Böhm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRSTwj…
Emil Gilels, 1968: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 37 (Rondo) Beethoven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeW79S…
-Emil Gilels, 1968: Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 15 (Rondo) Beethoven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojL4Kx…
-Emil Gilels, 1983, Beethoven Klaviersonate Nr. 4 Es-dur, Op. 7 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEfGQ1…
-Stephen Kovacevich, 1975: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 37, Movement 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYBM5z…
-Beethoven / Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 – Archduke (Allegro), 1966: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQAswV…
-Solomon, 1958: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 – Rondo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Vi8m…
-Friedrich Gulda, 1954: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 (1) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwDZs…
-Christoph Eschenbach, 1970: Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36, No. 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBp3jh…
-Artur Balsam: Piano (Violin) Concerto in D major, Op. 61 – Rondo, 1950s – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD8ul2…

Fabulous musical moments: Kreisler plays Kreisler – Tambourin chinois


Kreisler plays Kreisler – Tambourin chinois

Fritz Kreisler playing his Tambourin Chinois, op. 3 in 1936. A virtuoso piece with a touch of Oriental ambience.
The pianist is Franz Rupp.

George Harrison and Eric Clapton – While my guitar gently weeps


George Harrison and Eric ClaptonWhile my guitar gently weeps

Concert conducted for The Princes Trust Concert 1987.
With the participation of: George Harrison: Guitar and voice
Eric Clapton: Guitar 
Jeff Lyne: Guitar
Phil Collins: drums
Ringo Starr: drums
Ray Cooper: Percusion
Mark King:  Bajo
Elton John : Piano
Jool Holland: Piano

great compsitions/performances: Sviatoslav Richter – Beethoven – Piano Sonata No 9 in E major, Op 14


Sviatoslav Richter – Beethoven – Piano Sonata No 9 in E major, Op 14

00:00 Allegro
06:39 Allegretto. Maggiore
12:53 Rondo. Allegro comodo

Sviatoslav Richter, piano

make music part of your life series: JOHN FIELD: Piano Concerto no. 2 – Paolo Restani, piano


JOHN FIELD: Piano Concerto no. 2 – Paolo Restani, piano

I Allegro moderato
II Poco adagio
III Moderato innocente
Paolo Restani, piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice
Marco Guidarini, conductor

make music part of your life: Alfred Brendel, Plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2


Ludwig van Beethoven – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2

Alfred Brendel, Piano

Fabulous performances: Valentina Lisitsa Plays Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 in c Op.18


Valentina Lisitsa – Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto Nº 3 in D Minor, Op.30 (Part 1 of 5)

 Orquesta de la Ciudad de los Reyes
Director: Pablo Sabat
 
Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula
Lima – Peru, 10 Diciembre 2009