Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S. 124
Franz Liszt wrote his Piano Concerto no. 1 in a period that spanned almost 30 years: the first drafts of the main themes date from 1830, but the work as a whole wasn't completed until 1849. Further revision were made in 1853 and, two years later, it was premiered with Berlioz conducting and Liszt himself as soloist. The piece, written in the key of E flat major, spans four movements, and calls for a standard size orchestra of piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in Bb, two bassoons, two horns in F, two trumpets in Bb, two tenor trombones, one bass trombone, strings, timpani, triangle, and cymbals.