Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1


Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophon DGG 2530112

Clearaudio Records : LP 180 gram

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Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikowsky (1840-1893) : Klavierkonzert Nr.1 B-Moll

The Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor, Op. 23, was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky between November 1874 and February 1875. It was revised in the summer of 1879 and again in December 1888. 

Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto is one of the most popular compositions by the composer and one of the most popular piano concertos in general. One of the reasons for this is that the melodies keep coming in the course of this concerto, proving once again what an ingenious composer of melodies Tchaikovsky was. Another one is that pianists have always loved this concerto because it offers them an ideal vehicle to scintillate. The main inspiration for this concerto was Robert Schumann's piano concerto, but also Russian influences (melodies, rhythms, atmosphere).