Piano Concerto No. 2 (Chopin)

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Chopin in 1829

The Piano Concerto in No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 is a piano concerto by Frédéric Chopin.

History[change | change source]

Chopin wrote the concerto in 1829. It was his first piano concerto.[1]:12 However, his Piano Concerto in E minor was published first. So, that concerto is given the number one.[2]

Chopin first performed the concerto on 17 March 1830. He started writing the Piano Concerto in E minor soon after.[1]:13

Structure[change | change source]

The concerto is written for solo piano two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, a trombone, timpani, and strings. It has three movements:

  1. Maestoso (F minor)
  2. Larghetto (A-flat major)
  3. Allegro Vivace (F minor)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rink, John; Rink, Professor John (1997). Chopin: The Piano Concertos. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-44660-0.
  2. Seroff, Victor (1964). Frederic Chopin. New York: Macmillan Co.

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