The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, is a piano concerto written by Frédéric Chopin in 1830. It was first performed on 11 October of that year, in Warsaw, with the composer as soloist, during one of his «farewell» concerts before leaving Poland.
It was the first of Chopin’s two piano concertos to be published, and was therefore given the designation of Piano Concerto «No. 1» at the time of publication, even though it was actually written immediately after what was later published as Piano Concerto No. 2. It is dedicated to Friedrich Kalkbrenner.
The concerto is scored for solo piano, pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, tenor trombone, timpani and strings.
Conductor: Michael Güttler
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Piano: Alexander Lonquich