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Yundi Li

August 20, 2008

li plays liszt

Lang Lang isn't the only young Chinese pianist causing an international stir. Yundi Li is also a flamboyant, exciting player. We'll go to Los Angeles to catch him playing a fantastic showcase for his talents -- Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1--with Leonard Slatkin and the L.A. Philharmonic.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in G, K. 13
    Pianist Yundi Li
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
  • Nicolo Paganini
    Third movement from Terzetto Concertante in D for Guitar, Viola and Cello
    Guitarist Jason Vieaux, violist Yizhak Schotten and cellist Young Song
    Strings Music Festival, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Sonata No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violin in G Minor, BWV 1001
    Violinist Julia Fischer
    Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, Colorado
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Sean Wesche from Minneapolis
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, S. 124
    Pianist Yundi Li with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Leonard Slatkin
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

hour 2

  • Peter Schickele
    "Music for Orcas Island"
    Violinist William Preucil, violist Aloysia Friedmann, cellist Desmond Hoebig and pianist Jon Kimura Parker
    Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Eastsound, Washington
  • Alexina Louie
    "Memories of an Ancient Garden" from "Scenes from a Jade Terrace"
    Pianist Jon Kimura Parker
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
    Musicians of the Music@Menlo Festival
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude in E, No. 3
    Pianist Jon Kimura Parker
  • Dave Brubeck
    "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
    Quartet San Francisco
    Kaul Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
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