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Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90/1&4; Op. 142/1&2; Mendelssohn: Songs without Words (5); Liadov: Prelude, Op. 11/1; Scriabin: Fantasie, Op. 28; Etude, Op. 8/4

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 142, no 2
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu no 4 in A flat major, D899, Op. 90, no 4
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 62/1 (Andante espressivo)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 21 in G minor, Op. 53/3
>Liadov, Anatole : Prelude for piano in B minor, Op. 11/1
>Scriabin, Alexander : Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etude for piano in B major, Op. 8/4
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Lieder ohne Wort by German composer Felix Mendelssohn used to be famous all over the world. There was a time when these 48 pieces, which appeared in eight cahiers between 1833 and 1850, were played, or at least attempted, in every cultured parlor where there stood a piano. Stlistically situated somewhere between Chopin and Schumann, these are short pieces that are too hard to play for everyone except the very gifted amateur, yet not spectacular enough for great concert halls, but they come into their own in the intimacy of the cultivated salon. Yongkyu Lee is a Korean pianist who now lives and works in Germany. Already as a young piano prodigy he attracted the attention of world-class pianists such as Martha Argerich and Alexis Weissenberg. Mr. Lee is a winner of major piano competitions all over the owrld. Today he divides his time between his native Korea where he teaches a piano class at Han-Yang University and his base in Germany from where he concertizes with major orchestras around the globe.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Lee's playing is marked by great attention to detail. He plays the miniatures, such as the Song Without Words and Liadov's Prelude, with great expression and a lush sound. His full sound works very well for the Scriabin Fantasy, full of explosive intensity and an amazing range of expression. The melody is clearly stated, emerging clearly from the dense textures. His beautiful sound, makes this a great recording.



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 142, no 2
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu no 4 in A flat major, D899, Op. 90, no 4
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 01/30/1834

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1829-1830

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 04/05/1839

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 62/1 (Andante espressivo)
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 01/12/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 21 in G minor, Op. 53/3
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 03/14/1839

>Liadov, Anatole : Prelude for piano in B minor, Op. 11/1
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Scriabin, Alexander : Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etude for piano in B major, Op. 8/4
  • Performer: Yong-Kyu Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894