Franz Liszt wrote drafts for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major, S.125, during his virtuoso period, in 1839 to 1840. He then put away the manuscript for a decade. When he returned to the concerto, he revised and scrutinized it repeatedly. The fourth and final period of revision ended in 1861. Liszt dedicated the work to his student Hans von Bronsart, who gave the first performance, with Liszt conducting, in Weimar on January 7, 1857.

A typical performance of this concerto lasts about 25 minutes.

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Performances & Interviews


Upcoming BBC Events featuring Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Bartók The Wooden Prince
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9hj6q
Glasgow City Halls
2020-03-26T04:23:20
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