Piano Concertos – Well Known

Notes:

  • Level.The level refers only to technical difficulty. The musical difficulty is not rated, but could well be very high even if the technical difficulty is very low. The assumption here is that you are an advanced amateur or pr-eprofessional pianist. “Accessible” means that you should have no technical difficulties with this work. “Advanced” means that you might find the work technically challenging. “Professional” means you can probably can play this only if you are very, very advanced (or professional).
  • Short. Designates works estimated at less than 15 minutes playing time. For some concertos we just don’t have the information. Feel free to email us if you can help fill in this list.
  • Long. Designates works estimated at over 40 minutes playing time. Again, we don’t always know, so please share what you know.
  • Two pianos. Works requiring two (or more) pianos have been omitted.
Notes
Level
Key
ID
Concerto
Comp
 
accessible
D minor
BWV 1052
Harpsichord No.1
Bach,J.S.
 
accessible
E major
BWV 1053
Harpsichord No.2
Bach,J.S.
 
accessible
D major
BWV 1054
Harpsichord No.3
Bach,J.S.
 
accessible
A major
BWV 1055
Harpsichord No.4
Bach,J.S.
short
accessible
F minor
BWV 1056
Harpsichord No.5
Bach,J.S.
arr Brandenburg #4
accessible
F major
BWV 1057
Harpsichord No.6
Bach,J.S.
short
accessible
G minor
BWV 1058
Harpsichord No.7
Bach,J.S.
+violin+flute
advanced
G minor
BWV 1058
Brandenburg No.5
Bach,J.S.
 
 
prof
 
 
No.1
Bartok
 
professional
 
 
No.2
Bartok
 
advanced
 
 
No.3
Bartok
 
fun
advanced
C major
Op. 15
No. 1
Beethoven
charming
accessible
Bb major
Op. 19
No. 2
Beethoven
passionate
advanced
c minor
Op. 37
No. 3
Beethoven
deep
advanced
G major
Op. 58
No. 4
Beethoven
Emperor
advanced
Eb major
Op. 73
No. 5
Beethoven
pf, chorus and orch
advanced
 
Op. 80
Choral Fantasia
Beethoven
+violin+cello
advanced
C major
Op. 56
Triple concerto
Beethoven
 
 
professional
D minor
Op. 15
No. 1
Brahms
 
professional
Bb major
Op. 83
No. 2
Brahms
 
 
advanced
E minor
Op. 11
No. 1
Chopin
 
advanced
F minor
Op. 21
No. 2
Chopin
short
advanced
 
Op. 46
Concert Allegro
Chopin
short
advanced
 
Op. 13
Fantasy on Polish airs
Chopin
& Grande polonaise short
advanced
 
Op. 22
Andante spinato
Chopin
short
advanced
 
Op. 14
Krakowiak
Chopin
 
short   17′
professional
 
 
Piano Concerto
Copland
long
advanced
G minor
Op. 33
Piano concerto
Dvorak
short
advanced
 
Op. 19
Ballade
Faure
 
advanced
 
Op. 111
Fantaisie
Faure
short   17′
advanced
 
 
Symphonic Variations
Franck
 
advanced
A minor
Op. 16
Piano Concerto
Grieg
 
short
accessible
G major
H.XVIII:4
Harpsichord
Haydn
short
accessible
F major
H.XVIII:7
Harpsichord
Haydn
 
accessible
D major
H.XVIII:11
Harpsichord
Haydn
 
 
advanced
Eb major
 
No. 1
Liszt
 
advanced
A major
 
No. 2
Liszt
short
advanced
 
 
Concerto pathetique
Liszt
short
advanced
 
 
Malediction
Liszt
short
advanced
 
 
Rhapsodie espagnole
Liszt
short
professional
 
 
Totentanz
Liszt
 
short  12′
advanced
B minor
Op. 22
Cappriccio brillant
Mendelssohn
 
advanced
G minor
Op. 25
No. 1
Mendelssohn
 
advanced
D minor
Op. 40
No.2
Mendelssohn
short   12′
advanced
 
Op. 29
Rondo brillant
Mendelssohn
 
 
accessible
D major
K.175
No.5
Mozart
 
accessible
Bb major
K.238
No.6
Mozart
 
accessible
C major
K.246
No.8
Mozart
 
accessible
Eb major
K.271
No.9
Mozart
 
accessible
F major
K.387a
No.11
Mozart
a great favorite
accessible
A major
K.414
No.12
Mozart
 
accessible
C major
K.415
No.13
Mozart
 
 
accessible
Eb major
K.449
No.14
Mozart
 
accessible
Bb major
K.450
No.15
Mozart
 
accessible
D major
K.451
No.16
Mozart
 
accessible
G major
K.453
No.17
Mozart
 
accessible
Bb major
K.456
No.18
Mozart
 
accessible
F major
K.459
No.19
Mozart
 
accessible
D minor
K.466
No.20
Mozart
 
 
accessible
C major
K.467
No.21
Mozart
 
accessible
Eb major
K.482
No.22
Mozart
 
accessible
A major
K.488
No.23
Mozart
 
accessible
C minor
K.491
No.24
Mozart
 
accessible
C major
K.503
No.25
Mozart
 
accessible
D major
K.537
No.26
Mozart
 
accessible
Bb major
K.595
No.27
Mozart
 
short   17′
advanced
Db major
Op.10
No.1
Prokofiev
 
professional
G minor
Op.16
No.2
Prokofiev
 
professional
C major
Op.26
No.3
Prokofiev
left hand
professional
Bb major
Op.53
No.4
Prokofiev
 
professional
G major
Op.55
No.5
Prokofiev
 
 
advanced
F# minor
Op. 1
No. 1
Rachmaninoff
 
advanced
C minor
Op. 18
No. 2
Rachmaninoff
 
professional
D minor
Op. 30
No. 3
Rachmaninoff
 
advanced
G minor
Op. 40
No. 4
Rachmaninoff
 
advanced
various
Op. 43
Rhapsody-Paganini
Rachmaninoff
 
 
advanced
G major
 
Piano Concerto
Ravel
 
professional
D major
 
Left hand
Ravel
 
 
advanced
D major
Op. 17
No. 1
Saint-Saens
 
advanced
G minor
Op. 22
No. 2
Saint-Saens
 
advanced
Eb major
Op. 29
No. 3
Saint-Saens
 
advanced
C minor
Op. 44
No. 4
Saint-Saens
Egyptian
advanced
F major
Op. 103
No. 5
Saint-Saens
short 7′
advanced
 
Op. 70
Allegro appassionato
Saint-Saens
short
advanced
 
Op. 73
Rhapsodie D’Auvergne
Saint-Saens
 
 
advanced
A minor
Op. 54
Piano Concerto
Schumann
short
advanced
 
Op. 134
Concert-allegro
Schumann
short
advanced
 
Op. 92
Intro & allegro appass
Schumann
 
+trumpet
advanced
 
Op. 35
No. 1
Shostakovich
+trumpet
advanced
 
Op. 102
No. 2
Shostakovich
+timpani 19′
professional
 
 
Burlesque
Strauss, R.
 
 
advanced
Bb minor
Op. 23
No. 1
Tchaikovsky
 
advanced
G major
Op. 44
No. 2
Tchaikovsky
 
advanced
Eb major
Op. 75
No. 3
Tchaikovsky
 
advanced
 
Op. 56
Fantasy
Tchaikovsky