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May 22

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1924 - Premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds  at the Paris Opéra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, with the composer at the piano. It was written specifically for the Koussevitzky Concert series. Strains of Petroushka can be heard in the first movements. There is a magnificent recording of this piece on YouTube pl...
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May 15

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1958 John Cage's Piano Concerto published. The premiere was held at New York's Town Hall. Cage consulted the I Ching while compositing the concerto, which includes catcalls, noise from the piano, and attempts to elicit audience applause early with false endings according to AllMusic.com
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April 22

Ginastera-bust
1961-premiere of Albert Ginastera Piano Concerto No. 1, in Washington D.C. It was first performed by the pianist João Carlos Martins and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Mitchell in Washington D.C.  and the concerto was Ginastera's first composition for piano since his Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22...
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March 17

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1830 Premiere of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, with Chopin as soloist, in Warsaw.  
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February 17

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1855 - Premiere of Liszt's First Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, in Weimar, German.  Liszt was the soloist with Hector Berlioz conducting.  
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January 28

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  1927 Premiere of Aaron Copland's Piano Concerto with the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky with Copland as soloist.
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