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Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 2nd movement Allegro Scherzando Saint-Saens Help Opus Details
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This 2nd movement of Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto in G minor is one of the jolliest and most tuneful piano concerto movements in the repertoire. It also requires an extremely skilled virtuoso pianist to play it! Saint-Saens wrote it in 1868, commissioned by Anton Rubenstein, the greatest virtuoso pianist of that time.

It opens with an exciting 6/8 tonic-dominant bounce on the timpani, shortly followed by the first theme, a jolly lilting melody on the piano, which is then taken up by the strings. Somewhat later, the 2nd theme comes in on the cellos, yet another catchy tune, which again is quickly snatched up by the piano.
Category: Concerto Orchestra Featuring Piano Romantic Period
Time Signature 6 /8 Key Signature   Eb Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    First main theme, a jolly lilting melody on the piano, then taken up by the strings.

2    This 2nd theme is another bouncy tune, intoduced on the cellos, then taken up by the piano.
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