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Third Piano Concerto

Instrumentation
pf Solo,3(picc)23(bcl)2 4231,t,p(3),hp,str
Year
1983
Duration
26:30

At its premiere, the concerto was hailed as "the most original for the piano since Bartok.  "  "the most original for the piano since Bartok.  " "The work is like a huge piano piece in which the orchestra supplies an extension of the instrument's timbres and dynamics.  It's energetic, packed with ideas, exhilarating. There's a vigorous first movement; a highly developed slow movement with beautiful sonorities (the orchestra has a more nearly independent role), eloquent lines, and powerful harmonies; and a trenchant finale." Andrew Porter, The New Yorker

 

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