This masterpiece was composed between November (1874) and February (1875), revised twice in 1879 and 1888 and was heavily criticized by Nikolai Rubinstein. Despite of the harsh feedback, Pyotr blatantly refused to alter the concerto and with great determination instead, he personally endorsed his composition and was then fully supported by Hans von Bülow.
It was in Boston when “Piano Concerto No. 1” made its debut on October, 1875 performed by Hans von Bülow. The audience reaction was overwhelming, which led to a repeat performance later and eventually multiple concerts were held across America and Europe leading to its worldwide popularity.
The success of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's “Piano Concerto No. 1” is still evident as it celebrated its 144th year this 2019 since its premiere!
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