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Offline Christo

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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2017, 06:15:19 AM »
Another first attempt (no doubt forgetting too many):

Falla: Noches en los jardines de España
Ravel: in G
Vaughan Williams: in C
Bartók: No. 2
Gershwin: in F
Shostakovich: No. 2
Berkeley (Lennox): for Two Pianos
Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 11
Rawsthorne: No. 2
Barber: Op. 38
Saygun: No. 2

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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2017, 02:24:16 AM »
Great lists.  Found some new works that I was unfamiliar with I need to check out  :)

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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2017, 03:17:17 AM »
I am surprised that Bartok's efforts do not appear more often!

So..

Bartok All 3 concertos

Busoni's

Gershwin's

Rachmaninov's Third and Fourth

Tcherepnin's All 6, but especially #2 and #5

13, not 11   :o  Some people just cannot follow the rules!

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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2017, 03:27:03 AM »
Busoni
Rachmaninoff 3
Reger
Foulds Dynamic Triptych
Medtner (any of them)
Bartók 2
Bloch
Marx Romantisches Klavierkonzert
Bax Symphonic Variations (a PC in all but name)
Prokofiev 2
Sorabji 5


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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2017, 04:17:31 AM »
Stravinsky ~ Concerto per due pianoforti soli / Capriccio (yeah, I know, but... 'someone' said, "great.")
Prokofiev ~ all 5
De Falla ~ Noches en los jardines de España
Ravel ~ the 2, both
Bartók ~ 2nd
Lutoslawski ~ his one and only
Kevin Volans ~ Concerto (No.1) for piano and wind instruments (terrific piece)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyKR9CjuzE
Beat Furrer ~ Piano Concerto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Au5UMjsEnE
(Georg Friedrich Haas has composed one, 2007, that I haven't gotten around to listening to)

John Adams:
Eros Piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF5XQs7PAv0
(honorable mention)
Century Rolls (brilliant and fun)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqD3zf-07m0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3OQgRXZoz0
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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2017, 04:07:18 PM »
I've never tried this post before:

Busoni's
Stenhammar: Nr. 2
Khachaturian's
Prokofiev: Nr. 2
Bartók: Nr. 2
Ravel: for the left hand
Respighi: Concerto in modo misolidio
Atterberg's
Gershwin's
Poulenc: for two pianos
Nyman's

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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2017, 12:41:57 AM »
Rautavaara: #3
Bartok: #2
Ravel: One Hand
Piston: for Two Pianos
Barber
Prokofiev: 2,3
Villa Lobos: #5
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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2017, 03:07:29 AM »
Let's see (in alphapbetical order by composer):

Bartók Concerto No. 3 in E major
Berio Concerto for two pianos and orchestra
Busoni Concerto in C major, Op. 39
Falla Noches en los jardines de España
Ginastera Concerto No. 1, op. 28 & No. 2, op. 39
C. Halffter Concierto para piano y orquesta (1987-88--not the early one form 1953)
Maderna Piano concerto (1958-59, not the early one from 1942)
Poulenc Piano concerto in C-sharp minor (hey, another work in that key! ;) )
Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
Schoenberg Concerto op. 42

Prokofiev (any of the five, but particulary No. 3) could easiliy have made it on the list, as could have Stravinsky's Movements, and Schmitt's Symphonie concertante.


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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2017, 08:40:25 PM »
Since it's too hard for me to choose just eleven favorites ::), I'm gonna leave out the obvious suspects (Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Ravel, Bartok, etc) and just go with lesser-known concerti:

Atterberg (of course ;D)
Alwyn 2
Liebermann 2
Medtner 3
Merikanto 3 (mainly for its extraordinarily beautiful slow movement)
Foulds Dynamic Triptych
Szymanowski Symphony no. 4 Symphony Concertante
Hanson
Englund 2
Tveitt 4
Bridge Phantasm
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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2017, 03:38:18 AM »
Since it's too hard for me to choose just eleven favorites ::), I'm gonna leave out the obvious suspects (Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Ravel, Bartok, etc) and just go with lesser-known concerti:

Atterberg (of course ;D)
Alwyn 2
Liebermann 2
Medtner 3
Merikanto 3 (mainly for its extraordinarily beautiful slow movement)
Foulds Dynamic Triptych
Szymanowski Symphony no. 4 Symphony Concertante
Hanson
Englund 2
Tveitt 4
Bridge Phantasm
Great list Kyle although I don't know all of them, including the one by Atterberg  :o
The Foulds, Bridge and Hanson are favourites of mine too.
Coincidentally listening to 'Sinfonia Funebre' as I write.  :)
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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2017, 03:46:19 AM »
I am surprised that Bartok's efforts do not appear more often!

So..

Bartok All 3 concertos

Busoni's

Gershwin's

Rachmaninov's Third and Fourth

Tcherepnin's All 6, but especially #2 and #5

13, not 11   :o  Some people just cannot follow the rules!

Bump! 8)  Mainly to emphasize the Tcherepnin works to our newer members!

Bump!  Again!   8)
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Re: Eleven favourite 20th Century piano concertos.
« Reply #71 on: September 20, 2017, 12:16:35 PM »
Bartok 1
Bartok 2
Bartok 3
Carter
Ligeti
Lutoslawski
Messiaen - Les Canyons
Hindemith
Schnittke - Concerto for Piano and Strings
Schoenberg
Wourinen 3
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