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Instrumentation: (Full score)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
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This three-movement work was premiered in 1996 by the Cleveland Orchestra, with Emmanuel Ax as soloist. 28-30 minutes. In the composer's words: “The concerto takes a kind of polymorphous-perverse pleasure in the whole past century of piano music, both popular and classical.” The original inspiration was in the old piano roll music of the 1920s.
"Today this work was introduced on CBC radio. I heard it while driving up the Sunshine Coast Highway of British Columbia. The interview was inspiring with Emanuel Ax providing excellent personal observations. It made me feel as if music truly was alive and exciting as well as sensitive to the world as we know it today. I intend to purchase the score and the CD. Thank you for giving a sense of hope in what could be viewed as a hopeless world."