Chopin's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 is dominated by the brilliant piano part that the teenage performer-composer wrote to showcase his extraordinary virtuosity. Its ravishing Romanza ('reviving in one's soul beautiful memories', as the composer described it) is framed by an opening movement rich in dramatic lyricism and a vivacious Rondo. The Fantasia on Polish Airs, Op. 13 and Krakowiak are similarly vehicles for Romantic reverie and bravura which pay tribute to the music of Chopin's homeland. Eldar Nebolsin's recording of Liszt's piano concertos (8.570517) was ranked 'among the finest' by Gramophone.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romanza: Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 11: Iii. Rondo: Vivace
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A major, Op. 13: I. Introduction: Largo non troppo
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A major, Op. 13: II. Air, "Juz Miesiac Zaszedl": Andantino
Fantasy On Polish Airs In A Major, Op. 13: Iii. Theme De Charles Kurpinski: Allegretto
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A major, Op. 13: IV. Kujawiak: Vivace