My Program: PIANO CONCERTO #1 (Keith Emerson)
TARKUS (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Orchestral adaptation as performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
The case for my program: In my opinion the genius and talent of Keith Emerson has either been often overlooked and/or not truly appreciated.
Too often great pieces of music do not get their just deserts or are not taken seriously because of their association with another genre (in this case Rock).
I believe that both these compositions are brilliant in their own right and can stand alone on their own merit and could be considered true classical masterpieces, if only given the opportunity!