This is an expansive work in the grand manner of the 19th century concerto but with 20th century, modal/pandiatonic, melodic and harmonic language. Three contrasting ideas are developed successively throughout the first movement. The second movement, in ABA' form, begins with a blues-related theme. The B section is a quiet dance which slowly dissolves into the opening blues. The last movement is based on a single theme, the first notes of the well-known "dies irae" chant. There is a short respite before the whirlwind coda.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra ("Mosaics") has been recorded by the Slovakian Radio Orchestra by Marjorie Mitchell, pianist, and Robert Black, conductor on Master Musicians Collective MMC Recordings, Ltd.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra ("Mosaics") has been recorded by the St. Stephen's Orchestra by Marjorie Mitchell, pianist, and Lorenzo Muti, conductor, on Albany Records: (CD) TROY 111.
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