From the Lebrecht Album of the Week on scena.org:
What you really need to start 2016 – what you never imagined you’d ever need – is a piano concerto by Neil Sedaka.
Absolutely no irony here. Anyone who can write a novel or concerto start to finish without falling on his/her plot deserves all the credit going and a fair ride from reviewers. Sedaka, 75, made his name with a stream of teen hits in the late 1950s after attending Saturday classes at Juilliard. He hit the #1 jackpot with Oh, Carol, a tribute to his ex-girlfriend Carole King, and never looked back.
Except, perhaps, for a hankering to do some of the stuff he learned at Juilliard.
Read the full review here.