Li Yundi: Anxious to Connect Classical Music with Young People – CRI

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Young Chinese classical piano sensation Li Yundi(Êùé‰∫ëËø™), the “successor of romantic pianist masters,” has released his new album, “Chopin, Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1.” The album includes Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, Li’s signature piece that helped him win the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2000 at 18, becoming the youngest-ever winner.

Some foreigners say Chopin and Liszt are Chinese musicians’ typical choices. Li refutes these claims, saying that as a perfectionist, he always chooses to perform his favorite pieces with passion. It takes time to get to know a composer, he said. One or two years is very common….[Full Text]

November 18, 2006 7:50 PM
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