I Piano Concerto (Polish)

Duration: 25'
Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Andante / Allegro scherzando
Instrumentation: 1121 2110 tmp batt (2 esec) pft archi
Composed in: 1951

The piece was written with educational needs in mind, to fill the gap between grand vituoso concertos of the past and contemporary modern and often too individualistic compositions. The piece has Polish folk elements and a classic concerto form. The first movement is built on two contrasting subjects with a virtuoso cadence. The second movement is lyrical in style with three-part song style. The third movement has a form of rondo with rhythmic typical for Polish folk dances – Mazurek, Oberek and Krakowiak – which allows for the attractive ending of the concert.