The piano concerto no 2 in c minor op 18 is a concerto for piano and orchestra composed by sergei rachmaninoff between the autumn of 1900 and april 1901 the second and third movements were first performed with the composer as soloist on 2 december 1900. The piano concerto no 2 in b major op 83 by johannes brahms is separated by a gap of 22 years from his first piano concertobrahms began work on the piece in 1878 and completed it in 1881 while in pressbaum near viennait is dedicated to his teacher eduard marxsenthe public premiere of the concerto was given in budapest on 9 november 1881 with brahms as soloist and the budapest . Rachmaninoffs piano concerto no 2 rachmaninoffs piano concerto no 2 is one of his most famous compositions performed in full for the first time in 1901 when he was about 28 years old it was his comeback composition after a disastrous premiere of his first symphony which left him depressed for years. Piano concerto no 2 in c minor op 18 piano concerto no 2 in c minor op 18 composition for piano and orchestra by sergei rachmaninoff it premiered on november 9 1901 and contains themes that throughout the 20th century would be reborn as the melodies of several popular songs including frank sinatras 1945 full moon and empty
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