SYMPHONIC CHRONICLES Vol. 1 STEVE LAW PIANO CONCERTO Royal Scottish National Orchestra Navona Records
Peformed by Joseph Havlat piano, David Watkin conductor.
Steve Law’s beautiful and memorable new Piano Concerto is available to buy on digital platforms and CD.
It is included in Symphonic Chronicles Vol.1 https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6519/ on the Navona label (distributed by Naxos) which features works by celebrated living composers recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Steve Law has a gift for melody that is rare in contemporary music. Steve’s new piano concerto is a fabulous crossover work with more memorable tunes and broader appeal than other recent piano concerti. With brilliant and sensitive playing from the gifted young Australian pianist Joseph Havlat and expressive playing from the RSNO conducted by David Watkin, the recording was made with Grammy Award winning producer Brad Michel.
This is a new popular piano concerto for the repertoire. It is immediately enjoyable and uplifting, reflecting pop, jazz and minimalist influences with intelligence and substance.
It is a journey of sustained inspiration in lyricism and rhythm – from romanticism to fear, reflection and joy – with the feel good ‘big tune’ and exciting conclusion of the last movement.
It has everything listeners who love concertos by Gershwin, Prokofiev or Ravel can immediately relate to and enjoy.
‘Thematic connections, of great lyricism’ Sonograma Music Magazine
‘A wonderful new concerto…it should be played’ Jeffrey Biegel, pianist
‘…your beautiful piece and Joseph’s talent was a perfect marriage!..cool piece!’ Brad Michel
A memorable new piano concerto is a rare thing!
Download and enjoy it now!