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The Top 10 Classical-Era Piano Concertos: #10-6

This category was always going to be the Beethoven and Mozart show. I listened to some auxiliary composers to keep it fair, but these two masters just absolutely dominated the genre in their time. Mozart’s oeuvre can be intimidating. 27 concertos?! Where to start? Never fear. I’ve done the listening. A lot of this will […]

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The Top 10 Romantic Piano Concertos: #5-1

Coming to the end of this category, I’ve gotten to write about some of my favorite pieces of music of all time. The ones that opened my ears and mind to how exciting classical piano music could be, and which are indelibly connected to some other formative music experiences or great memories. If you’re a […]

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The Top 10 Romantic Piano Concertos: #10-6

Romantic piano concertos. Time to roll up our sleeves for this one. This chunk of repertoire contains some really popular, widely beloved music. A Romantic concerto can get people in the door for an orchestra concert, especially if it’s Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky. People want to hear the swooning melodies and clamorous climaxes live. Some of […]

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