Tchaikovsky PC2 original version

This is the complete score of this concerto, not the Siloti’s version (played by Gilels, Graffman,…) where Siloti removed large sections of the work (especially solos parts for violon & cello in the 2nd movement).

Link movement 1 : … ._44-1.pdf

Link Movement 2 : … ._44-2.pdf

Link Movement 3 : … ._44-3.pdf

Some recordings of the complete versions :

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Gyorgy Cziffra
Andre Vandernoot, conductor

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Orchestre National de l’ O.R.T.F.
with Sylvia Kersenbaum (piano), Jacques Neilz (violin), Henri Bronschwak (cello)
Jean Martinon, conductor

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. post. 75 Allegro brillante - Cadenza - Tempo primo - Vivacissimo

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Peter Donohoe
Rudolf Barshai, conductor

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Leonid Kogan
Constantin Silvestri, conductor

Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33

London Philharmonia Orchestra
Pierre Fournier
Malcolm Sargent, conductor

Which one did gilels record?

The"cutted" version (Siloti version) :cry:

Not the complete :cry: :cry: :cry:

London Philharmonia Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev
Vladimir Fedoseyev , piano

London Philharmonia Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Vladimir Fedoseyev , conductor

Victoria Postnikova
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Gennady Rozhdestvensky

i think possibly donohoe’s version of the original is best, in my opinion. i actually like this version better than the siloti. i just wish more people recorded it.

There’s a cut in the slow movt of the Pletnev if I remember correctly.

Any chance of someone upping the Donohoe?

I have it somewhere, or I’ll borrow it from my library…

The cut in the Pletnev recording is very brief, at the end of the second movement, all of a few bars, but otherwise he plays the original version. It is a magnificent recording!

At the risk of immodesty, here is my own recording of the piece. I studied the piece for eight years before I dared to perform it. I was inspired to learn it after I heard Gilels play it with Kondrashin on an old recording. I played the piece in Cleveland and the conductor was David Loebel. The recording was taken from the radio broadcast. The soloists in the second movement were Jun Iwasaki, the concertmaster of the Portland Symphony, and Caroline Milot.

you studied it for eight years? eight years of constant practice?

On and off, certainly, but very intensive work throughout. Tchaikovsky’s writing is very awkward and chordal in many places, requiring muscle memory in some of the most awkward places. Every time I wanted to perform it, I thought it still needed to be better, so I kept waiting…