"The origins of the word concerto have long been debated by music historians. Some have maintained that the word derives from the Latin word concertare, which means 'to fight or contend with'. Other believe it comes from conserere, meaning 'to join or bind together'. I believe this concerto falls best in the second category, with the two Pianos combining into an exciting, interactive work. Playing concertos requires the soloist to listen carefully and play out when the solo part is the focus, but to blend with the accompanimental part when it isn't. Work to play with rhythmic precision so you're in sync with the second part. And, finally, bring out all the expression markings for an artistic and dramatic interpretation. You may just hear some 'bravos' of your own after your fantastic performance!"