The Russian Piano Concerto, Volume 1

The Russian Piano Concerto, Volume 1

The Nineteenth Century
Norris, Jeremy
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/1994
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-34112-9
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1995

... a joy to read." —Choice

... spiritedly written... " —Music and Letters

Although the Russian piano concerto had inauspicious beginnings, its development during the19th century laid superb artistic foundations for the monumental concerti of the 20th century. Insights gained here will help performers and teachers to understand later developments in concerto writing.

Author Bio

JEREMY NORRIS is Lecturer in the History of Music (Didactics) at the Brescia Conservatoire and author of a monograph on Rachmaninov’s piano music.

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Table of Contents



1. The European Heritage
2. The Piano Concertos of Anton Rubinstein
3. The Piano Concertos of the Nationalists and the Eclectics
4. The Piano Concertos of Peter Tchaikovsky

Chronological List of Works Analyzed
Selected Bibliography
Discography, compiled by David Griffioen