Piano Concerto No. 2 (Bartok) – Yuja Wang

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, (1930–31) is the second of three piano concerti written by Béla Bartók, and is notorious for being one of the most difficult pieces in the repertoire. In approaching the composition, Bartók wanted the music to be more contrapuntal. He also wanted to simplify his music (like many of his contemporaries), but his use of counterpoint in this piece makes for an extremely complicated piece of music. The composer himself acknowledged that the piano part in the Second Concerto is arduous and later said that the concerto “is a bit difficult—one might even say very difficult!—as much for orchestra as for audience.” – Yuja Wang

Piano Concerto No. 2: Other Performance

Yuja Wang

Bartok - Piano Concerto No 2 - Wang, Piano

20th-Century Music by Wang

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Rachmaninoff - Concerto No 2 in C Minor- Wang, Piano

Ravel: Concerto

Piano Concerto in G Major

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major - Wang, Piano

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major - Wang, Piano

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

The Chinese pianist Yuja Wang performs George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Trumpet

Shostakovich - Concerto No 1 for Piano and Trumpet - Wang, Piano