Piano Concerto No. 1 (Kabalevsky)

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The Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 9 by Dmitry Kabalevsky was written in 1928. Its first performance was given with the composer himself as pianist in Moscow on December 11, 1931. The concerto consists of three movements:

  • I. Moderato quasi andantino
  • II. Moderato - Allegro assai
  • III. Vivace marcato

The influence of fellow Russian composers such as Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and especially Prokofiev can be heard throughout the work.