Greatest Piano Concertos of All Time

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21 Bach's Concerto I in D minor, BWV 1052

Yes, it is the best of all.

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22 Mozart's 22nd Piano Concerto

One of Mozarts most melodic & eloquant piano concertos. - plmilligan1968

This piano concerto is considered the "The Queen of all Piano Concertos" because of its beauty and elegance.

My favorite of all of Mozart's Piano Concertos. Intricate writing particularly for the wind instruments.

In my opinion, this the best piano concerto ever. Leaves you floating near heavens afterwards for a very long time. Orcheatra and piano share the glory equally

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23 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
24 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Lively and melodic-a favourite.

25 Saint-Seans - Piano Concerto No. 2

Saint Saens, definitely the most underrated of composers.

This is absolutely beautiful and spine-chilling. A combination of epic and romantic.

This has a georgeous first movement. I am a piano teacher and have several students win concerto competitions with this piece. I think it showcases the pianist's talents and has very beautiful lines!

Underrated as usual with saint saens
I am never tired of listening to it

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26 Bartok - Piano Concerto No.3
27 Kachaturian Piano Concerto

Great balance of melody and dissonance. A powerful force.

An Armenian concerto

28 Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1

Beautiful and powerful; A masterpiece!

A short but thunderous - and extremely difficult - piano concerto by the master Sergej.
Should be in this list, so much underrated

29 Mozart Piano Concerto no.25 in C

This concerto by Mozart is in my humble opinion "a symphony with piano". Why? Because the Mozart's Piano Concerto no.25 in C major has a symphonic temperament similar to 41 th symphony called "Jupiter". In fact, the Mozart's Piano Concerto no.25 in C major has a pompous and joy taste like said symphony 41 th. One of the best piano concertos by Mozart along to 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 27.

My favorite concerto by Mozart. It starts with the most stirring power of his concertos. The power of it just blows me away.

Absolutely and it has so many motifs but it is the shadesof dark and light that make it unique

30 Liszt - Piano Concerto No.2

Incredibly underrated! It's a perfect blend of tranquility and madness.

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31 Bortkiewicz Piano Concerto no. 1

An underplayed masterpiece, virtually unlnown in North America until a YouTube users published it.

... Oh my god.

32 Addinsell Warsaw Concerto

Straight copy of Rachmaninov. Apparently, the film makers couldn't get Rach himself, so they commissioned this sound-alike. Still... Very beautiful, albeit short piece.

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33 J Joe Townley's Second Piano Concerto

Every movement has a beautiful theme in it, sometimes several. It's unlike anything I've ever heard in today's era of atonal noise. If you want a piano concerto that hearkens back to Rachmaninoff with his lush orchestration, big bold sounds and virtuoso piano writing definitely listen to this masterpiece. Incredible, totally beautiful piano concerto!

I love the orchestration and the virtuosic piano passages!

The Finale to Townley's Concerto No 2 is so grandiose in its scope and layout I doubt anything like it has been heard since the Brahms' 1st Concerto. I didn't realize until three minutes into the Finale that my jaw had dropped to the ground, and the recap is even more spectacular than the opening. I have listened to many modern atonal piano concertos. Most are junk. Townley's is the first I have heard that I would truly call "great". A certifiable masterpiece.

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34 Wojciech Kilar - Piano Concerto No. 1
35 Paderewski Piano Concerto A Minor Op.17

Superb, extraordinary, beautiful but yet forgotten, very sad

36 Poulenc's Concerto for two Pianos and Orchestra

A wonderful piece that combines energetic playfulness and soaring melodies.

37 Poulenc's Piano Concerto
38 Bortkiewicz Piano Concerto No. 2
39 Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22

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!

40 Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F

This was Yuna Kim's figure skating music at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics!

Anyways, this is a beautiful concerto, combination of both jazzy elements, chromaticism, and romantic lyricism. If I could sum it up in one word, I would say: "Inspirational" or "Uplifting".

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