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Beautiful, heartfelt music,
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This review is from: Hayasaka - Piano Concerto; Ancient Dances on the Left and on the Right (Audio CD)
The long opening movement of Hayasaka's Piano Concerto, written in memory of his brother and the victims of war is one of the best new discoveries I have made in a long time. It is deeply moving, brooding and heartfelt music that should appeal to admirers of Rachmaninov/Prokofiev/Chopin, although the style is quite different and in no way derivative. I find myself playing it repeatedly. It is a memorable and poignant work written in a late-romantic, but still contemporary idiom.
This is beautiful music music that should be given wider exposure. The other pieces on the CD are all worthwhile and, at bargain price, this remains irresistable. Recommended with great enthusiasm.