Piano Concerto No.1, Op.23 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875–1961)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.28 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1955. Plate M. 24321 Г.
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Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).
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This is not the version of the concerto usually played today, and represents the text of version A with altered passages from version B shown as ossia or in footnotes.
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Publisher. Info. Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol.1045.
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Work Title Piano Concerto No.1, Op.23
Alternative. Title
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23 ; TH 55 ; ČW 53
Key B-flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's A 3 movements:
  1. Andante non troppo e molto maestoso—Allegro con spirito (B minor–B major, 865 bars)
  2. Andantino semplice—Allegro vivace assai (D major, 170 bars)
  3. Allegro con fuoco (B minor-B major, 313 bars)

B 3 movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso—Allegro con spirito (B minor–B major, 865 bars)
  2. Andantino semplice—Allegro vivace assai (D major, 170 bars)
  3. Allegro con fuoco (B minor-B major, 313 bars)

C 3 movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso—Allegro con spirito (B minor–B major, 865 bars)
  2. Andantino semplice—Prestissimo (D major, 170 bars)
  3. Allegro con fuoco (B minor-B major, 301 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1874–75 A ; 1876–79 B ; 1888-90? C (standard version)
First Performance. 1875-10-25 A — Boston, Music Hall
Hans von Bülow (piano), Benjamin Johnson Lang (conductor)

1884-11-29 B — St. Petersburg, Russian Musical Society

Natalya Kalinovskaia-Chikhacheva (piano), Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (conductor)

1888-01-20 C — Hamburg, Philharmonic Society

Vasily Sapelnikov (piano), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor)
First Publication. 1875 A ; 1879-80 B ; 1890? C – Moscow: P. Jurgenson
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Arrangement for 2 pianos
Full score - Moscow: Muzgiz, 1955
in Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.28. Plate M. 24321 Г.
Full score, 154 pages. Plate 2590
Arrangement for 2 pianos — Hamburg: D. Rahter, 1880
Full score, 154 pages. Plate 2590
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Arrangement for 2 pianos
Dedication Hans von Bülow
Average DurationAvg. Duration 34 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano and Orchestra
Solo - piano
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Version B incorporates changes made to the piano part only, while the standard version C includes a cut in the finale (see also the discussion page).
All three versions were also arranged for 2 pianos by Tchaikovsky.