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Chopin's Third Concerto

03/24/10 3:00PM

We'll hear a real rarity this afternoon, the seldom-played Allegro de Concert, Op. 46 by Frederic Chopin.  It is a solo piano reduction of the opening movement of a never-realized piano concerto.  It is an awkwardly difficult piece for any pianist to perform, as he or she is asked for function as both orchestra AND soloist. 



Allegro de Concert in A, Op. 46
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Garrick Ohlsson, piano
CD/Album: The Complete Works of Frederic Chopin, Vol. 8
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 6686
Note: Solo piano sketch of opening movement of Piano Concerto #3, never realized


Piano Concerto #1 in e, Op. 11
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Rafal Blechacz, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4778088


Prelude in Ab, Op. posth., B 86
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Rafal Blechacz, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Athe Complete Preludes, 2 Nocturnes Op. 62
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 10870


Russian Easter Festival Overture
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: Dorati Conducts Rimsky-Korsakov & Borodin
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 434308


Zadok the Priest
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Monteverdi Orchestra & Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
CD/Album: Handel/Dixit Dominus
Record co./Cat #: Erato 45136


Les petits riens (Ballet suite), K 299b ("Little nothings")
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
CD/Album: Mozart: Une Petite Musique de Nuit...
Record co./Cat #: Erato 88014


Villanelle for Horn & Orchestra
Composer: Paul Dukas
Ensemble: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Soloists: Hermann Baumann, horn
CD/Album: Gliere-Saint-Saens-Dukas-Chabrier: Works for Horn
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416380


Ruslan & Ludmilla: Overture
Composer: Mikhail Glinka
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 5605


Trumpet Concerto #1 in Eb
Composer: Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Soloists: Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
CD/Album: Trumpet Concertos - Hardenberger
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426311


Symphony #5 in Eb, Op. 82
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
CD/Album: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5
Record co./Cat #: EMI 55533


Serenade for Strings
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: English String Orchestra
Conductor: William Boughton
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5008


Octet #1
Composer: Carl Stamitz
Ensemble: Consortium Classicum
CD/Album: Carl Stamitz: Wind Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999081


Piano Trio in d, Op. 3
Composer: Alexander von Zemlinsky
Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio
CD/Album: Korngolf, Zemlinsky: Piano Trios
Record co./Cat #: Philips 434072


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