Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124

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Title and Track list

Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

  • 1: I: Allegro maestoso
  • 2: II: Romance (Larghetto)
  • 3: III: Rondo (Vivace)

Franz Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124

  • 4: I: Allegro maestoso
  • 5: II: Quasi Adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
  • 6: III: Allegro marziale animato


  • Executive Producer: Karl Faust
    Recording Producer:Rainer Brock
    Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Heinz Wildhagen
    Location: Walthamstow Town Hall, London
    Recording Date: 9-12 February 1968


  • Martha Argerich, Piano
  • Conducted by Claudio Abbado
  • London Symphony Orchestra


  • Producer : Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
  • Mastering Engineer : Kazuie Sugimoto
    (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)