The Top 10 Piano Concertos Written Since 1960: Part II

Annnd we're back with Part II. The five pieces listed here show a pretty amazing spectrum of what's possible in the piano concerto genre, and they're full of incredible moments. Savor these pieces. Think about them. At the end of the list I've got a few Honorable Mentions. Witold Lutoslawski – Piano Concerto (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQ1fgmUIPY... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Pieces for 2 Pianos: #5-#1

5. Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpU6jOgCoGg Paganini’s Caprice No. 24 might be the most popular theme-and-variation subject of all time. I mean, look at how many composers have done something with it. It does easily lend itself to variation; the predictable harmonic movement by fourths is sort of a blank canvas... Continue Reading →

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