Concerto for Piano and Electronic Tape

Piano Spheres, January 23, 2001, Susan Svrcek, piano

Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2001, John Henken

… The second half of her program was given over to Frederick Lesemann's Concerto for Piano and Electronic Tape, itself robustly multifarious. Lesemann deals creatively with the problems of integrating live performance with prerecorded sounds, opting for practical and musical solutions rather than technological ones. He also makes his poly-stylistic forays cohere, through complex but ear-friendly harmonic and intervallic relationships.

Svrcek played the roiling outer movements with tautly accented rhythmic drive. The slow movement, with its latent electronic rumbles, is most distinctive, and Svrcek dropped in her part with a sure ear for apposite sonority.