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Concerto No.2 in G Op.44

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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2 Pianos/4 hands
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Edited by Reinhold. Sheet Music. Edition Peters #EP4644. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P04644).

Item Number: PE.P04644

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    Anonymous
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  • February 07, 2014 Good news!

    Dover has just published Tchaikovsky's original version of this piece, which includes Siloti's suggested alterations, including his shortening of the second movement. It costs a fraction of the cost of this horrible edition. It also includes Concerto No. 3. Buy it instead. You won't be sorry. Also...

    includes excellent introduction explaining the two versions.

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    R. J. Campbell
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  • May 11, 2011 Score Abbreviated

    The second movement is at least abbreviated by 2/3 of the orginial. This is similar to the Siloti edition. I would not recommend it.

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    Anonymous
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  • March 11, 2010 Should be out of print

    Three people have rightly mentioned that this is NOT Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto, rather a "cheap" arrangement of it by Siloti. This version died a long time ago, and should not be performed any more, since Tchaikovsky's original, and superior version is known and available to perform. If...

    you want something to play through "for fun," then buy this. If you are a serious pianist and want to perform this piece, skip it, and search for Tchaikovsky's original version.

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    Anonymous
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  • April 09, 2009 Continuation of last review...

    If you plan on playing this with orchestra (as I've had the pleasure of doing with four different orchestras), this version matches the Kalmus orchestra parts. However, if the orchestra you are playing with uses the original Tchaikovsky parts, you will be missing half of the slow movement. I...

    recommend that you find the full original score. The first and last movements of Peters edition basically match (in duration) the original, even though the piano part has been simplified and rewritten. Why did Siloti insist on rewriting Tchaikovsky and creating this mess for us?

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    Anonymous
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  • April 09, 2009 Do NOT buy this edition

    I agree with the other reviewer that this edition should be avoided. It is not what Tchaikovsky wrote, and most serious pianists who perform this piece today instead play Tchaikovsky's original score. This is an "arrangement" by Siloti, and is no longer respected by those in the know. You...

    will notice that current recordings of the piece have a slow movement lasting 14 minutes. The one printed in this score is a mere 7 or 8 minutes. You will miss out on half of the slow movement if you use this edition... It should have been removed from the Peter's catalogue a long time ago... Don't waste your money on this corrupt "arrangement."

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