Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E minor


James Michael Caswell, conducter; Lenora Ford Brown, guest pianist Concert Review – Deseret News March 21, 1998


“The final work on the program was Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, with Lenora Ford Brown as soloist. This wonderfully melodic work is well known to all aficionados of piano music, and Brown did an outstand-ing job bringing out both the lyrical beauty of the music and also its dramatic force. Caswell and the orchestra did a good job accompanying Brown. They never overpowered her. The loveliest movement of this concerto is the slow second movement, which basically is a nocturne for piano. The orchestral accompaniment here is almost superfluous. The piano carries all the musical weight in this movement, and Brown played this music with graceful lyricism. Brown shone brilliantly at this concert. Her artistry definitely made her the highlight of the evening.”

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