Programme 48: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Piano Concertos

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Today’s music is again one of those “crank up the volume to maximum” programmes.
There are four big Piano Concertos from the Romantic period, which feature in almost every competition, played usually by multiple competitors.
These are Tcchaikovsky’s first, Rachmaninov’s second, and the Concertos in A minor by Grieg and Schumann. We listen today to the Grieg concerto and next week we will take the Schumann concerto.
These extremely well known and popular concertos gained their popularity for a reason, and if you don’t know them, it’s time to discover that reason.
Today’s programme is completed by Liszt’s Piano Concerto number 1, also a competition favorite.
And Chopin’s first Nocturne as an encore.
Prepare to be enchanted and amazed.
10 Apr English South Africa Music History · Music Commentary

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