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Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op. 57; Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2; Scherzo No. 1; Yojo Christen: Irini; Rally / Yojo Christen, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Yojo : IRINI, for piano
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
>Yojo : Rallye, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Yojo's exceptional musicality was obvious even when he was a small child. He began to take regular piano and composition lessons at the age of four and when he was eight, he gave his first concerts with classical and romantic works and his own compositions. ln 2010, Yojo was invited to tour Japan by the German-Japanese Society. Hisrecitals in seven cities where a overwhelming success for the fourteen-year-old. Yojo is now nineteen and gives concerts in Germany and abroad. He has also played several times on radio and television. This CD, "Yojo, 19", is his fourth release with the Iabel TYXart, following "Yojo, 15", "Yojo, 17" and "Atavistic Music", which received widespread critical acclaim. Johannes Saltzwedel in DER SPIEGEL wrote: "The performance on this second CD (as on the first) demonstrates breathtaking natural musicality and dexterity." ln the magazine PIANO NEWS, Burkhard Schäfer called him "a pianist by the grace of God, who also has the spiritual depth necessary for the comprehension of the works". The "Atavistic" CD is a collaboration with the German-American cellist Alexander Suleiman. Here the two musicians improvised 13 pieces completely spontaneously. The titles were their only form of inspiration. Under the headline "Heavenly music", Tilman Urbach wrote in FONO FORUM: "Suleiman and Yojo meet at eye Ievel, markout the territory, defend open spaces, chase one another across a prepared course, play with complete abandon, as if their instruments had only just been invented... this music is a celebration of unbounded playfulness, unleashed by sheer virtuosity."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gilching, Neutraubling, Germany (09/2015/12/2015).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Yojo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Yojo : IRINI, for piano
  • Performer: Yojo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Yojo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
  • Performer: Yojo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1835

>Yojo : Rallye, for piano
  • Performer: Yojo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary