The first two movements of the Piano Concerto were sketched in 1926, and the third movement in 1930. The work is dedicated to Miss Harriet Cohen. There are three movements: Toccata leading to Romanza leading to Fuga chromatica con Finale alla Tedesca. There is no break between the movements. After various episodes a stretto on a dominant pedal is reached, built up chiefly on an augmentation of part of the fugue subject with which the subject and counter-subject of the fugue are combined. A cadenza for the pianoforte separates the fugue and the Finale, the subjects of which are the same as those of the fugue, but treated harmonically rather than contrapuntally; and finally there is another cadenza for the pianoforte. The cadenza ends with a quotation two bars long from a contemporary composer, added “according to my promise.” Then a few bars of Allegro bring the Concerto to an end.
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