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This piano concerto No. 1 sounds like a very exciting mix of Shostakovich pianoconcerti with a Stravinskian neoclassical style. There is only one recording available, on Naxos with Leo Smit as the soloist.
This concerto seems to have more creativity and genius per line of music them any of his other concertos. Mozart uses the wind instruments very well to compliment the piano. He also uses excellent contrasts between major and minor passages. A real feast for the ears!
This piece, for me, represents the pinnacle of concerto writing. Each of the three movements is a masterpiece in its own right:
1st Movement: A grand musical architecture in the key of Eb that is intricate and yet beautiful.
2nd Movement: This movement reveals Mozart at the height of his melodic powers. The deftness with which he conjures up serene melodies and skilfully works them out through different keys - beginning with the relative minor to the home key - simply fills the listener with awe.
3rd movement: Features a delightful melody in compound duple time which transforms into something sublime in the hands of this maestro.
I discover something new every time I listen to this concerto!
An absolute masterpiece - achingly beautiful melodies, dazzlingly passagework - this concert o has everything. It inspired composers like Chopin & Mendelssohn and deserves to be far better known.
Probably the most difficult of all piano concertos, but that's not what's important.. But the great emotion Prokofiev gives us, seems like a different side of Prokofiev (quite different from the first or third concerto at least). To me it feels like anxiety and longing.
Absolutely one of the greatest underrated concertos in the repertoire. Incredible wonderful.
You need to like Metal til fully enjoy the first movement. that's probably because its higher on the list.
Prokofiev's Piano Concertos are just so powerful!V2 Comments
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