The first major piano concerto written by an American, CONCERTO FOR PIANO NO. 2 IN D MINOR, OP. 23 by Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) manages to be quite original, although some similarities to the concertos of Grieg, Saint-Saens, and Liszt may be found. Although it remained unperformed for the first few years after its completion in late 1885, it did finally receive its premiere in 1889, with the New York Philharmonic under Theodore Thomas, and the composer at the piano. Although many of MacDowell's smaller works continue to be performed regularly, MacDowell's PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 is the only large-scale composition to remain in standard repertoire. Instrumentation: Solo Piano: 188.8.131.52: 184.108.40.206: Timp: Str(9-8-7-6-5).