Roger Lasher Nortman Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Minor Genre: Post Romantic, Avant-garde, Orchestral, Period
Mr. Nortman does not aim to satisfy with pleasant harmonies or lushes melodies; Mr. Nortman aims to invoke tension and anger with purely dissonant harmonies and intense chromatic melodies. Even an elegant instrument such as the piano is able to convey anxious emotions that leave an uneasy feeling in one’s soul. Roger Lasher Nortman’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is just that kind of piece. This haunting three movement piece stand well enough on its own within Mr. Nortman’s impressive catalog of symphonies and concerti.