Piano Concerto No.4, Op.40 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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2nd version (1928)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Taïr, 1928. Plate Taïr 1.
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Publisher. Info. New York: Charles Foley, 1944.
Reprinted New York: Boosey & Hawkes, n.d. Plate B. & H. 12572.
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2nd version (1928)

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14 more: Flute 1, 2, Piccolo • Oboe 1, 2, English Horn • Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭) • Bassoon 1, 2 • Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 (F) • Trumpet 1, 2 (B♭) • Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba • Timpani • Bass drum/Cymbals, Triangle/Tambourine, Snare Drum • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Taïr, 1928. Plate Taïr 1.
Reprinted Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1971-87).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

3rd version (1941)

For 2 Pianos (Rachmaninoff)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(1950). Plate M. 20652 Г.
Reissue (offprint) - Muzyka, No.5929, 1975.
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Free Recordings

I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo - III. Allegro vivace (Boris Berezovsky, piano; Moscow City Symphony conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo, March 4, 2014; from the orchestra's YouTube channel.) (presumably 3rd version of concerto.) Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 31
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace (G minor)
II. Largo (C major)
III. Allegro vivace (G minor–G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926 (1st version)
1928 (2nd version)
1941 (3rd version)
First Performance. 1927-03-18 in Philadelphia
Composer, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (1st version)
First Publication. 2000 - London: Boosey & Hawkes (1st version)
1928 - Paris: Taïr (2nd version)
1943 - New York: Charles Foley (3rd version)
Dedication Nikolay Medtner (1880–1951)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo — piano
Orchestra (2nd version)
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings

Orchestra (3rd version)

3 flutes, 3 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings
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Misc. Comments

Version History

  • 1st Version
    • Composed for piano and orchestra, 1926.
    • Arranged for 2 pianos by Rachmaninoff, 1926.
      • Published by Boosey & Hawkes, London, 2000.
  • 2nd Version
    • Full score and 2-piano arrangement revised by Rachmaninoff, 1928.
      • Published by Taïr, Paris 1928.
  • 3rd Version
    • Full score and 2-piano arrangement further revised by Rachmaninoff, 1942.
      • Published by Charles Foley, New York, 1944.

The revisons Rachmaninoff made to the original 1926 version mostly consist in cuts and a few textural changes. Thus, the first version consists of 1016 bars, the second 902 and the third 824.


Piano Concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff