The music by Alonso-Crespo is wonderfully written with a masterful use of the orchestra and complete control of the tonal palette. It is very pleasant music in the best sense of the word, however it is somewhat predictable and it unfortunately does not challenge the listener of the late 20th century, but it is music that should be heard.
Ms. Galbraith's Piano Concerto is wonderfully lyrical while creating a beautiful world of sound that is refreshingly original. Like all of her music, this concerto is expertly written and full of orchestral imagination. Being a wonderful pianist herself, she knows how to write for the instrument and make it shine in every setting.