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    The first movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor? Compare it to, perhaps, Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G minor, op.23. I know, the lengths are totally different, but...

    I'm thinking about playing it with my town's little 'orchestra'


    And does anyone know where I could find the music, unedited and original?

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    It's hard. Are you planning to play the whole concerto?

    Regarding the possibility of acquiring it, you can always exchange a printed score for a certain amount of money.

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    well yes, major concertos do tend to be hard.... [hehe]


    I've seen some copies of Rachmaninoff's concertos for two pianos, with piano one playing the original score, and piano 2 being 'orchestra accompaniment'.

    Perhaps I could find one of the Concerto....


    I'm a being terribly naive by comparing these two :P

    Thanks

    EDIT: Sorry, I'm intending on playing just the first movement.

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    Just to put it in perspective, I actually think the Grieg concerto is one of the easiest of the bunch. A great choice, definitely, but certainly not comparable in difficulty to the Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, or even Mozart and Beethoven concerti. (The Mozart Concerti are actually VERY hard to play.)

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