Chopin's Piano Tickets
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Frederic Francois Chopin (1810-1849), the brilliant Polish composer, was one of the pillars of the Romantic era. His works inspired countless other composers who followed him, and are still popular performance choices today. Chopin's works dominantly incorporate the piano, but he wrote only two separate concerti for the instrument. Titled Piano Concerto's 1 and 2, they showcase Chopin's versatility as a composer; he diverged from the often used Beethoven-esque style of dialogue between orchestra and soloist and focused on the overall structure of the piece.
The renowned Seattle Symphony will perform their rendition of Chopin's piano concerti as a part of their program for next season. The recital will be held at the Symphony's usual venue, the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. To catch the live performance of Chopin's enduring masterpiece, get Chopin's Piano tickets now.
A child prodigy, Chopin grew up in the Duchy of Warsaw, which later became a part of Congress Poland. He completed his musical education in Poland, before he left for Paris at the age of 21. During his career, Chopin gave only thirty or so live performances, preferring to remain in his salon and compose music. He became friends with the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and gained admirers in contemporaries like Robert Schumann.
Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 is composed in E minor and was written by the composer in 1830. It was first performed in Warsaw, with Chopin himself as the soloist. The concert was a part of his farewell series of concerts that were held before he left Poland. Even though the concerto was the second of his two piano concerti to be published, it was the first to be performed live, and was hence designated as number one.
The concerto features flutes, oboes, bassoons, trumpets, strings, clarinets, a timpani and a trombone as orchestral instruments. The orchestral parts of the concerto are more simplistic than the complex piano solo harmonies and critics are divided as to why that is so. One school of thought believes that since Chopin was a pianist, the orchestral part is intended just as a vehicle for the piano part. The opposing point of view is that the orchestral part is kept simple to compliment the complexity of the piano piece. Regardless, it is still considered as one of Chopin's finest compositions.
Chopin's concerto number two is composed in F minor and was written in 1830. Interestingly Chopin was only twenty years old when he composed the piece and had not even completed his formal education. It was first performed in Warsaw with Chopin performing as the soloist on the piece. Even though the concerto was written prior to his Concert No.1, it was designated as No.2 since it was published afterwards.
Chopin's Concerto No.2 is also considered weak structurally, due to the emphasis on the piano. The orchestrations are simple and are overshadowed by the complexity of the piano solo. Concerto No.2 however, showcases influences of other music on Chopin's work. For example, there are clear operatic elements which can be heard in the composition. Also in the third movement, we hear the rhythm of Polish folk music, the mazurka. These influences clearly show that Chopin was finding his own compositional style during this period of his life. After all, he was only twenty.
Chopin's concertos are more famous for their poetry, as compared to their structures. Both concertos feature simplistic orchestrations, but boast beautiful piano solos, that are not only bold and colorful, but are imaginative and personal as well. As a result they the only large scale works of his earlier life to have found a prominent place in his repertoire. To catch the live performance of Chopin's masterpieces, buy Chopin's Piano tickets now.