Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 32 — Xaver Scharwenka

From 1879/1880.  Scharwenka was a Prussian pianist and composer.  He was a well-known pianist in the late 19th century.  He was also a music educator and had a music school in Berlin and, for a short while, in New York.

This is a virtuoso piano concerto in the best sense of the word, in my opinion.  It was originally intended to be simply a piano fantasy.

 

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