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    Default 3 best piano concertos ever...

    Here are my picks:

    Beethoven - Piano Concerto #5
    Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
    Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor
    Last edited by Nevum; Apr-17-2016 at 04:16.

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    Why only 3

    Beethoven- 3
    Beethoven- 5
    Mozart- 17

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    A very ambitious endeavor indeed! I'm not sure if there's such a thing as a "best concerto" ever, but one can certainly have a favorite or even favorites!

    Since I can't possibly come up with an answer, I'll list the recent piano concertos that have taken a feverish hold of me! Delightful compositions they are, really!

    John Field - Piano Concerto No.2 in A flat major, (H. 31)
    Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major "The Egyptian" , Op. 103
    Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

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    A couple of oddities in this list.

    1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 in G major (tie)
    1 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #24 in C minor (tie)
    3 - Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D minor
    4 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 in D minor
    5 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 in A major
    6 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 in D minor
    7 - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 in B-flat minor
    8 - Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 in B-flat major
    9 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C major
    10 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3 in C minor


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    I will also give favorites rather than best. My top 3 probably varies from time to time although I think Mozart 20 has remained there for a long time.

    1. Mozart #20
    2. Beethoven #4
    3. Schumann

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    Proper people, of course, place Mozart's 23rd at the head of his list. To do otherwise is to suggest...well...the ToS prevents me from bringing up genetics, inbreeding, Krell mind-slavery, and the like.
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    Beethoven 5 and the Schumann would be my top two. Third place goes to - to . . .

    ? (Not Grieg, I'm afraid.)

    There are too many. Schoenberg? John Gardner? Rachmaninov 2? Rawsthorne 1? Rubinstein 5? Beethoven violin concerto arranged as a piano concerto? These are all top notch for me.

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    Beethoven #5
    Beethoven #4
    Brahms #1

    Though sometimes it's hard not making the Brahms #1 as first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Proper people, of course, place Mozart's 23rd at the head of his list. To do otherwise is to suggest...well...the ToS prevents me from bringing up genetics, inbreeding, Krell mind-slavery, and the like.
    I think you know very well that it doesn't prevent anything of the sort.

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    Brahms 1
    Mozart 20
    Beethoven 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    A couple of oddities in this list.

    1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 in G major (tie)
    1 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #24 in C minor (tie)
    3 - Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D minor
    4 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 in D minor
    5 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 in A major
    6 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 in D minor
    7 - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 in B-flat minor
    8 - Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 in B-flat major
    9 - Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C major
    10 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3 in C minor
    I don't see oddities in this list (other than the effect of Krell mind-slavery). I do like Mozart's 24 so high. It's possibly my second favorite Mozart piano concerto, and I think it rarely gets such high billing.

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    Mozart 24
    Ravel in G
    Bartok 2

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    Just 3 random favorites:

    Mozart 27
    Bartók No. 2
    Ligeti

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmsbls View Post
    I don't see oddities in this list (other than the effect of Krell mind-slavery). I do like Mozart's 24 so high. It's possibly my second favorite Mozart piano concerto, and I think it rarely gets such high billing.
    Actually the oddest thing is probably that there are only ten concertos in the top ten. Seems criminal. But what's a declining civilization to do?
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    Mozart 20 & 24
    Rachmaninov 3

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