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.
Performances & Interviews
- Liszt: Piano Concertoshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vx3gk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vx3gk.jpg2014-05-02T11:52:00.000ZSara Mohr-Pietsch considers the background and music of two piano concertos.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ydfgx
Liszt: Piano ConcertosSara Mohr-Pietsch considers the background and music of two piano concertos.
- SoloCam: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9q5r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9q5r.jpg2011-07-15T23:00:49.000ZBenjamin Grosvenor plays Liszt's Piano Concert No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavekhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00j70vt
SoloCam: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2Benjamin Grosvenor plays Liszt's Piano Concert No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek
- Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sqxhd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sqxhd.jpg2014-02-22T14:42:00.000ZChris de Souza provides a personal recommendation from recordings of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01sqxj7
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2Chris de Souza provides a personal recommendation from recordings of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.