Piano Concerto No. 1 (Saint-Saëns)

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The Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 17, by Camille Saint-Saëns was composed in 1858, when the composer was 23 and dedicated to Marie Jaëll. It is the first piano concerto ever written by a major French composer.


There are three movements:

  1. Andante - Allegro assai
  2. Andante sostenuto quasi adagio
  3. Allegro con fuoco


The work is scored for solo piano, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings.

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