Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso 0:22 II. Andantino semplice 21:25 III. Allegro con fuoco 28:47 Lang Lang, piano : Yuri Temirkanov, conductor : Verbier Festival Orchestra : Lang Lang plays Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor http://youtu.be/9n_owFNalEA
From 2015, Lang Lang performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto # 1 in B flat minor with Paavo Järvi conducting the Orchestre de Paris. As brilliant as this work from Tchaikovsky is, the question of its introduction has always been a sore point for critics and enthusiasts. The concerto's first theme, which follows the famous introduction, is based on a melody that Tchaikovsky heard performed by blind beggar-musicians at a market in Kamenka (near Kiev), is notable for its apparent formal independence from the rest of the movement and from the concerto as a whole, especially given its setting not in the work’s nominal key of B-flat minor but rather in D-flat major, that key's relative major. Despite the introductions very substantial nature, this first theme is only heard twice, and it never reappears at any later point in the concerto. Because of its independence from the rest of the work the introduction posed an enigma to analysts and critics alike. As definitive a puzzlement as it is, the work continues on with the rest of the first movement as well as the brilliant second and third movements seeming to be linked quite inconspicuously , albeit quite subtly. SELECTED COMPARISON: BARENBOIM/ ZUBIN MEHTA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5EQ2kT3598 Who are some of the greatest Living Pianists? Read: https://www.rawassertions.com/the-13-greatest-living-classical-pianists-a-bakers-dozen/
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (Op. 23) Yuja Wang (piano) Hannu Lintu (conductor) Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall (7 September 2012)
2012.8.25 Lang Lang spielt Beethovens fünftes Klavierkonzert op. 73 in Es-Dur. Es folgt eine vierhändige Zugabe mit dem Dirigenten Christoph Eschenbach.
Watch Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no.3 with Anna Fedorova here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TJvJXyWDYw. Rachmaninov: Pianoconcerto no.2 op.18 Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie o.l.v. Martin Panteleev Anna Fedorova, piano Opgenomen/recorded: Het Zondagochtend Concert, 1 september 2013 in het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Rachmaninovs Tweede pianoconcert is zijn populairste: het is te horen in vele films en is een mijlpaal in de carrière van alle grote pianisten. Het Zondagochtend Concert is een concertserie van NPO Radio 4. Kijk voor meer informatie over de reeks op http://zondagochtendconcert.radio4.nl.
LANG LANG AT THE LONDON PROMENADE CONCERTS IN 2003 AND ALREADY SHOWING HIS UNIQUE INDIVIDUALITY, SPONTANEITY, VIRTUOSO TECHNIQUE AND A RELAXED CONFIDENCE THAT HAS ENDEARED HIM TO AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE.
Soloist: Itzhak Perlman Conductor: Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra I'm sorry the video and audio are not quite together at the end.
Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta play and conduct Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto in B-flat major in this 1990's live outdoor concert. The sound and acoustics are well preserved for this not unexpectedly, excellent performance by Barenboim. Who are the greatest Living Pianists? Read: https://www.rawassertions.com/the-13-greatest-living-classical-pianists-a-bakers-dozen/ SELECTED COMPARISON: Lang Lang / Paavo Järvi/ Orchestre de Paris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybg2BEy_pu0
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto 1 - B Flat Minor Symphony Orchestra of National Philharmonic of Ukraine Alice Sara Ott (piano) Mykola Diadiura (conductor) Tokyo University of Art Concert Hall 2005
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, B-flat minor in Moscow Piano - Van Cliburn Conductor - Kiril Kondrashin Moscow State Philharmonic Academy Orchestra Recorded in 1962 Tribute to the great Van Cliburn who passed away on 27 Feb 2013. -Biography- Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr., (July 12, 1934 -- February 27, 2013) has been called an American hero, hailed as one of the most persuasive ambassadors of American culture as well as one of the greatest pianists in the history of music. With his historic 1958 victory in the first Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War, Van Cliburn tore down cultural barriers years ahead of glasnost and perestroika, reaching out across political frontiers with a universal message all could greet with joy: the message of beautiful music. Cliburn was the first musician ever honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City, a true hero's welcome and a show of gratitude for an American victory on the heels of the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik. Again reaching across cultural borders, Cliburn invited the Russian conductor Kirill Kondrashin to come to New York and reprise the performances that had earned the young American the gold medal in Moscow. Cliburn's recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kondrashin became the first classical album to reach platinum status and has gone on to sell more than three million copies The legendary Emil Gilels, one of the judges who awarded Cliburn the top prize in Moscow in 1958, said at the time "his inborn artistry and subtle musicianship ennoble all that he plays. His victory at such a difficult contest may be truly termed brilliant.'' A few years later, in his classic study of the world's great pianists, Harold C. Schoenberg noted that "of all the Americans of his generation, Cliburn was able to produce the most sensuous of sounds ... rich, never percussive, a real piano sound that reminded old-timers of the great romantic pianists of the past.'' Van Cliburn was born in Louisiana on July 12, 1934, the son of Harvey Lavan Cliburn and Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn. The family moved to Texas when the boy was only six, and by 12 the prodigy had won every major local piano competition. His Carnegie Hall debut in 1954, playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 under Dmitri Mitropolous' baton, offered the music world a preview of what would become his signature piece and the occasion of his Moscow victory four years later. Cliburn's ties to the grand romantic school of piano were close from the start of his career: His only teacher for the first 17 years of his life was his indomitable mother, herself a pupil of Arthur Friedheim, who was a pupil of Franz Liszt. Later, at the Juilliard School, the young pianist studied at his mother's urging with the acclaimed Russian pedagogue Rosina Lhevinne. "Van was so teachable,'' recalled a proud Mrs. Cliburn in 1958, "and always so respectful and quick to learn.'' He learned fast, and his love and respect for great music only grew. Tours all over the world followed his Tchaikovsky Competition triumph, a growing series of definitive recordings added to his popularity, and even a decade-long sabbatical from public performances only increased the disarming directness of his romantic touch when he returned to the concert circuit in 1987. In honor of Cliburn's return to the concert stage, the eight-disc Van Cliburn Collection was released on the RCA Victor label, containing many of Cliburn's classic concerto recordings: Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff Concertos Nos. 2 and 3; Prokofiev Concerto No. 3; Brahms' Concerto No. 2; and Rachmaninoff's "Variations on a Theme of Paganini." His current touring schedule includes performances across the country from Tanglewood to Thousand Oaks, California. Cliburn has performed for royalty, heads of state in Europe, Asia, and South America and for every President of the United States since Harry Truman. Cliburn's selfless devotion to music has been expressed in other ways as well. At the height of his early career, Cliburn made time to encourage and nourish young talent with the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. First held in 1962, this competition is held in Fort Worth every four years. It is an integral part of Cliburn's living legacy, a bright and hopeful signpost for the future of American music. ( from http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=3707)