Pianist Levin adds, "To me, what he delivered is a piece of vintage Wyner, rich in emotional communication, eloquence, and vehemence. I felt at the time that I had hit the jackpot, and now he has, too."
Wyner also a conductor and pianist says that right now, "my brains are like scrambled eggs, but I must keep working." That work involves next month's concert of his Dances of Atonement, when he joins violinist Brigitte Sulem at the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, France.
"Chiavi in Mano the title of the concerto is the mantra used by automobile salesmen and realtors in Italy: Buy the house or the car and the keys are yours. But the more pertinent reason for the title is the fact that the piano writing is designed to fall "under the hand" and no matter how difficult it may be, it remains physically comfortable and devoid of stress. In other words: ‘Keys in hand.'"Piano Concerto 'Chiavi in Mano'