Recently recieved it's world premiere. And the verdict?
"..the Piano Concerto was a crowd pleaser as well, and for all the right reasons. At intermission, another overheard comment was significant. "I hate atonal music," a woman said, "and I was prepared to hate Salonen and his music. But his concerto was the most exciting thing I've ever heard in my life. I can't believe it!""
Interestingly "this is also a piano concerto for orchestra, in that different orchestra sections are featured, and there is considerable solo writing. "
Read the rest here.
You can visit the New York Philharmonic's website for short video clip of pianist Yefim Bronfman discussing the work. Find it here.
Kudos to Maestro Salonen