Young piano sensation Yundi Li collaborates with Seiji Ozawa and the Berlin Philharmoniker to present two highly innovative and provocative keyboard works from the 20th-century-- Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 and Ravel Piano Concerto in G major. Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 is the most brilliant and virtuosic of his concertos for both the soloist and the orchestra--and one of the least recorded. The Ravel Piano Concerto, a perennial hit with its haunting and jazzy second movement, rounds out the program. In this album, Yundi Li is joined by one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, and also by one of the most sought-after conductors of our time, Seiji Ozawa. With this recording, Yundi Li makes another significant step forward in his recording career. His first concerto album-- the Chopin/Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1--featured a repertory he is known to play well. With this second concerto album, Yundi Li discovers new ground with completely new, highly challenging works and in collaboration with a legendary orchestra and conductor.
Piano Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op 16
2. Scherzo (Vivace)
3. Intermezzo (Allegro Moderato)
4. Finale (Allegro Tempestoso)
Piano Concerto In G Major
6. Adagio Assai
Thanks to Lord Yorik for the music.