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    Default Piano accompany piano in piano concerto?

    I've never seen anything like this before and assume it was to spare paying a lot of musicians for the university concerto competition. So, the orchestral part is transcribed for piano to accompany the piano part? Are there any recordings like this or is this strictly done in a university setting for practical purposes?

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    Practically every concerto you know - piano, violin, cello - have rehearsal piano parts for the orchestral score written so the soloist can learn the work. Sometimes those piano accompaniments are just as hard as the solo part! I don't know of any recordings made this way that are available.

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    My music-major piano-player friend said,

    Actually all piano concertos have a two piano version. And concertos for other instruments have a piano accompaniment version in place of the orchestra.

    I will bring you examples of the two piano scores for Grieg, Rachmaninoff 2nd, 3rd and 4th Concertos.

    This is done so someone can play the orchestral parts on a piano for rehearsing purposes once the solo part is mastered.
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