Fantasy for Piano Solo

Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 3, 1966, David Berfield, piano

Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, October 4, 1966, Patterson Greene

I particularly liked Lesemann's Fantasy, which was played with spirit and technical éclat by David Berfield. It is not too far ahead of time, but it has freshness, independence and purpose. Its thematic material grows naturally into a sort of informal form - a dubious expression, I admit, but somehow it says what I want to say. The moods, tempi and dynamics have variety, and I hope that last night will not have provided my last opportunity to hear the work.