|Piano virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson|
I have previously called the Romantic Era Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Chopin, Mister Piano, because he may be the most prolific composer of piano music, mostly for the solo piano pieces, and certainly the most prolific composer of melodically beautiful piano compositions, in my unprofessional opinion.
|Mister Piano 1810-1849|
Yes, it is true that most of the other great masters had many more great orchestral works and chamber pieces than Chopin, but not many of the other masters can come close to the so many beautiful solo piano compositions of Frederick Chopin. Frederick Chopin is indeed, mister piano."
Chopin's Piano Concerto #1 is truly one of the great and most beautiful of the piano concertos. This concerto was scored in E-minor with the typical 3 movements for a classical concerto: 1. Allegro Maestoso 2. Romance - Larghetto and 3. Rondo - vivace.
Please turn up the volume to hear Mister Piano's beautiful piano concerto, that Mrs. B and I will be hearing tonight in Jones Hall. This You Tube version, thanks to xelarutra, has Zubin Mehta leading the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with soloist, Evgeny Kissin at the piano.
Note: One of the more beautiful sections for the piano you will ever hear begins at the 6:50 mark in the first movement and then again in the recapitulation of the first movement at the 17:15 mark.
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 in E-minor:
Now here is the great virtuoso pianist we will hear tonight, Garrick Ohlsson, performing Chopin's brilliant Polonaise in A-Flat Major.
Federic Chopin: Polonaise in A-Flat Major: