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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Moscow Sinfonietta, chamber orchestra – www.moscowsinfonietta.com
solist: Liubov Abaturina, violin
solist: José Luis Nieto, piano
The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, is a piano concerto written by Frédéric Chopin in 1830. It was first performed on 11 October of that year, in Warsaw, with the composer as soloist, during one of his “farewell” concerts before leaving Poland.
It was the first of Chopin’s for piano to be published, and was therefore given the designation of Piano Concerto “No. 1” at the time of publication, even though it was actually written immediately after what was later published as Piano Concerto No. 2. It is dedicated to Friedrich Kalkbrenner.
The concerto is scored for solo piano, pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, tenor trombone, timpani and strings.
It contains the three movements typical of instrumental concertos of the period:
Romanze – Larghetto in E major
Rondo – Vivace in E major