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Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« on: June 07, 2020, 01:50:23 AM »
Choose one favourite piano concerto in each tonality.

C major: Busoni
C-sharp: Korngold for the left hand
D major: Ravel for the left hand
E-flat major: Beethoven 5
F major: Shostakovich 2
G major: Beethoven 4
A major: Tovey
B-flat major: Brahms 2

C minor: Medtner 1
D minor: Mozart 20
E minor: Medtner 3
F minor: Henselt
F-sharp minor: Scriabin
G minor: Prokofiev 2
A minor: Schumann
B-flat minor: Tchaikovsky 1
B minor: Hummel Op. 89















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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 03:21:50 AM »
C major - Mozart No. 25 (Beethoven No. 1 also a possibility)
C minor - Mozart No. 24 (Beethoven No. 3 also a possibility)
D-flat major - Prokofiev No. 1 (Khachaturian also a possibility)
C-sharp minor - Poulenc [ends in F-sharp major] (Bernstein "Age of Anxiety" also a possibility)
D major - Ravel left hand
D minor - Mozart No. 20 (Brahms No. 1 also a possibility)
E-flat major - Mozart No. 22 (Beethoven No. 5 also a possibility)
E-flat minor - Hindemith Kammermusik No. 2 (Bartók Scherzo for Piano & Orchestra also a possibility)
E major - Bartók No. 3 (Hahn also a possibility)
E minor - Bartók No. 1 (Barber also a possibility)
F major - Szymanowski "Symphonie concertante" [ends in A major] (Saint-Saëns No. 5 also a possibility)
F minor - Bach BWV 1056 [when played on piano]
F-sharp major - Messiaen "Turangalîla-symphonie"
F-sharp minor - Burgmüller
G major - Mozart No. 17 (Beethoven No. 4 also a possibility)
G minor - Dussek Op. 49
A-flat major - Tippett [ends in C major]
G-sharp minor - Alkan for solo piano [ends in F-sharp major]
A major - Mozart No. 23
A minor - Schumann (Stravinsky Concerto for Piano & Winds also a possibility)
B-flat major - Mozart No. 27 (Mozart No. 15 also a possibility)
B-flat minor - Tchaikovsky No. 1
B major - I am not aware offhand of any piano concerti in this key that I have heard (the closest is Liebermann No. 1 which is in B major/minor throughout)
B minor - Hummel Op. 89
« Last Edit: June 07, 2020, 03:23:52 AM by amw »

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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2020, 05:30:30 AM »
Imho, the most unusual key is B-flat minor and the hands down winner is Tchaikovsky 1.
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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 06:33:28 AM »
It is surprising that there is a very famous b flat minor concerto but only to put it mildly moderately famous b minor concerti (Hummel, Moszkowski, Dohnanyi...).
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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2020, 09:52:48 AM »
C major: Busoni
D major: Ravel for the left hand
D flat major: Khachaturian
E major: Marx Romantisches Klavierkonzert
E flat major: Beethoven 5
F major: Saint-Saëns 5
G major: Tchaikovsky 2
A major: Braunfels
A flat major: Stojowski 2
B major: Glazunov 2
B flat major: Brahms 2

C minor: Stanford 2
C sharp minor: Korngold
D minor: Stenhammar 2
E minor: Medtner 3
F minor: Scharwenka 4
F sharp minor: Bronsart
G minor: Rachmaninov 4
A minor: Paderewski
A flat minor: Bruch for two pianos
B minor: Harty
B flat minor: Atterberg

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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 02:31:24 AM »
Great thread idea. I'll have to have a think.

B major - I am not aware offhand of any piano concerti in this key that I have heard (the closest is Liebermann No. 1 which is in B major/minor throughout)

Glazunov's Piano Concerto No. 2 is in B major.

A lot of the piano concertos I own don't specify a key. Here's a few off the top of my head:

C minor: Stanford 2
D minor: Brahms 1
F sharp minor: Rachmaninov 1
G major: Ravel
G minor: Prokofiev 2
B flat major: Bliss
B minor: Litolff 2
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 03:45:59 AM by Maestro267 »

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Re: Favourite Piano Concertos in Different Keys
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 01:07:07 AM »
Glazunov's Piano Concerto No. 2 is in B major.
I'm aware, but I have never listened to it.