Monthly Archive: 2022-June


Chopin Concerto No. 2 by Gadjiev

On Sunday, June 25, I traveled to Hamamatsu to listen to Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 by Gadjiev. Chopin wrote two concertos for piano when he was young that have contrasting characteristics. The first is more technical, flamboyant, and larger in scale, and many of the techniques tested in the twelve pieces of the Op. 10 etudes are used there. In those days, the main purpose of piano concertos was to showcase the virtuosity of the piano. His No. 1...