Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was written in 1830–31, around the same time as his fourth symphony (“Italian”), and premiered in Munich in October 1831. This concerto was composed in Rome during a travel in Italy after the composer met a pianist in Munich.
The Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 is Bach first harpsichord concerto. Like the other harpsichord concertos, it is generally believed to be a transcription of a lost concerto composed in Cöthen or Weimar and many scholars suggested that the original melody instrument was probably the violin.
Sergei Prokofiev set to work on his Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1912 and completed it in 1913. But that version of the concerto is lost; the score was destroyed in a fire following the Russian Revolution. Prokofiev reconstructed the work in 1923, two years after finishing his Third Concerto.
The Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, was composed by Chopin in 1829. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488) was finished on March 2, 1786, two months prior to the premiere of the opera, Le nozze di Figaro and some three weeks prior to the completion of his next piano concerto.
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor was written in Dresden and completed on September 23, 1909. The concerto was first performed on Sunday afternoon, November 28, 1909, by Sergei Rachmaninoff himself.
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795, then revised in 1800. The first performance took place on 18 December 1795 in Vienna with Ludwig van Beethoven himself as soloist.
Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26, was completed in 1921. Sergei Prokofiev began his work on the concerto as early as 1913 when he wrote a theme with variations which he then set aside.
The Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 was completed in the year 1845 and is the only piano concerto written by the German Romantic composer Robert Schumann. The work was premiered in Dresden on December 4, 1845.
Franz Liszt wrote drafts for his Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S.125, during his virtuoso period, in 1839 to 1840. He then put away the manuscript for a decade. When he returned to the concerto, he revised and scrutinized it repeatedly.