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.
Top Songs Camille SaintSaëns. Violin Concerto, Havanaise. Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, R. 176 "Organ Symphony": Ib. Poco adagio. 3 Organ Symphony, Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, La muse et le poète. Peter and the Wolf, op. 67. Peter and The Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
The Piano Concerto No. 2 in G-Minor, is the star performance on this disk, in my opinion. The pianist is Cecile Licad, and she makes the most of this dramatic music, especially the opening cadenza-like introduction. The second movement scherzando is elfin music, and the finale is a furious tarantella with a quieter interlude. Licad handles this technically difficult music with apparent ease. I didn't know what a splendid pianist she is until I heard this recording. The Violin Concerto No. 3 in B-Minor is performed by violinist Cho-Liang Lin and the Philharmonia Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. Again, virtuosity is on display in this challenging piece, and Lin is up to the task. The orchestra is especially splendid in the concluding hymn-like chorale. This is a good bargain with 2 other works by the composer.
Piano Concerto N. in F minor, O. 1. Maria João Pires, André Previn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fryderyk Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2. The musical world is not exactly screaming for another recording of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, even though this one is perfectly fine. Kent Nagano conducts a refreshingly un-lumpy first movement, while Mari Kodama plays sensitively throughout, particularly in the central Larghetto, which is quite lovely. Certainly the music poses no technical problems for the pianist, even though you can't help but observe that she's no Rubinstein, Argerich, or Zimerman.
CONCERTO NO. 2 FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, OR 22 G Minor 4. I - Andante sostenuto(11:23) 5. II - Allegro scherzando(5:18) 6. III - Presto (5:57) CECILE LICAD, piano LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANDRE PREVIN. Concerto no. 3 for violin and orchestra, op. 61 (B Minor) 7. I - Allegro non troppo (9:34) 8. II - Andantino quasi allegretto (8:46) 9. III - Molto moderato e maestoso (11:24) CHO-LIANG LIN, violin PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS.
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22. London Philharmonic Orchestra. Cecile Licad (piano). Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Walton: Cello Concerto. Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365. The Orchestra of St Luke’s. Alicia De Larrocha (piano). Mozart: Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448.