Monday, February 05, 2007

Concerto for Piano by Esa-Pekka Salonen

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

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