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The Red Piano / Yundi

Audio Samples

>C, Yellow River Composers' : Yellow River Piano Concerto
>Zhao, Zhang : In That Place Wholly Faraway, for piano
>Traditional, Chinese : Glowing Red Morningstar Lilies
>Zhao, Zhang : Pi Huang (Moments in Beijing Opera), for piano
>Nan, Zhang : Remote Shangri-La, for piano
>Traditional, Chinese : Liu Yang River, folksong
>Traditional, Chinese : Kangding Qing Ge (Kangding Love Song)
>Traditional, Chinese : Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
>Jian-Zhong, Wang : Yunnan Folk Songs (5), for piano
>Zhu, Jianer : Celebrating Our New Life
>Zhenbang, Lei : Why the Flowers Are So Red?, song (from the film "Guest on an Iceberg")
>Chi, Liu : My Motherland, song (for the film Sangkamryung)

Album Summary

>C, Yellow River Composers' : Yellow River Piano Concerto
>Zhao, Zhang : In That Place Wholly Faraway, for piano
>Traditional, Chinese : Glowing Red Morningstar Lilies
>Zhao, Zhang : Pi Huang (Moments in Beijing Opera), for piano
>Nan, Zhang : Remote Shangri-La, for piano
>Traditional, Chinese : Liu Yang River, folksong
>Traditional, Chinese : Kangding Qing Ge (Kangding Love Song)
>Traditional, Chinese : Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
>Jian-Zhong, Wang : Yunnan Folk Songs (5), for piano
>Zhu, Jianer : Celebrating Our New Life
>Zhenbang, Lei : Why the Flowers Are So Red?, song (from the film "Guest on an Iceberg")
>Chi, Liu : My Motherland, song (for the film Sangkamryung)
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Notes & Reviews:

Yundi, one of the world's greatest pianists with a pop star following, turns into repertoire from his native China on his newest release Red Piano. While Yundi is best known his triumphs in works of Western composers, particularly Chopin, Red Piano shows his ability to seamlessly unite Eastern and Western cultures. Anchored by The Yellow River Concerto, the release features traditional to reflect the lush Western Romantic tradition in which Yundi excels.

Lavishly deploying folk melodies, and evoking epic vistas, the Yellow River Piano Concerto - a flower of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution - has its source in a patriotic cantata, composed in 1939 by Paris-trained Xian Xinghai. Complementing the concerto are evocative arrangements of favorite songs that show Yundi at his most personal and beguiling. For Yundi, Red Piano is both a personal and patriotic statement celebrating the music and tradition of his native land.

"[The Yellow River Concerto is] grossly sentimental when not impressionistic, though Yundi's dulcimer-like trilling in the third movement is impressive. The dozen or so shorter pieces are heavy on the wistful rippling, with bursts of jolly industry bringing to mind the cheerfully labouring masses." -The Independent

BBC Music Magazine, August 2012
Yundi's performance is accomplished, as are his performances of the other works in this programme, but, though some have a bucolic charm, most are pervasively saccharine.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011).



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Works Details

>C, Yellow River Composers' : Yellow River Piano Concerto
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Conductor: Chen Zuohuang
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Zhao, Zhang : In That Place Wholly Faraway, for piano
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Chinese : Glowing Red Morningstar Lilies
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.

>Zhao, Zhang : Pi Huang (Moments in Beijing Opera), for piano
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nan, Zhang : Remote Shangri-La, for piano
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Chinese : Liu Yang River, folksong
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Kangding Qing Ge (Kangding Love Song)
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jian-Zhong, Wang : Yunnan Folk Songs (5), for piano
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.

>Zhu, Jianer : Celebrating Our New Life
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zhenbang, Lei : Why the Flowers Are So Red?, song (from the film "Guest on an Iceberg")
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Written: 1963

>Chi, Liu : My Motherland, song (for the film Sangkamryung)
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Notes: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (07/02/2011-07/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955