I will admit to a small bias, as Ms. Silver was a teacher of mine back in the early 70's, but I was completely blown away by the Piano Concerto. I have spent so much time with it, in fact, that I haven't even listened to the solo pieces on the CD yet. One small complaint to get out of the way: a bit too heavy on octatonic scale passages in the first movement (of course one could level the same charge at Debussy with his frequent over-reliance on the whole-tone scale.) It has taken me many long years of suffering through insipid works of Neo-Romanticism, Minimalism, etc. before finding a voice as profound, honest and convincing as Silver's. There is a real and powerful sense of this music drawing from the vast cultural stream that precedes it, and speaking in an individual way to our own time and experience. I urge anyone interested in the future (and present) of concert music to hear this concerto -- I have already described it to friends as a masterpiece. And unlike with many Naxos releases, both the performance and recording are superb.