Music

George Li – Live at the Mariinsky

Haydn ∙ Chopin ∙ Rachmaninov ∙ Liszt
Available October 2017

This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, will mark his recording debut and his first album as a Warner Classics artist. Captured at a live performance in the magnificent Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and concluding with the boisterous celebration of the Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (which George Li played for President Obama at the White House in 2011).


Franz Joseph Haydn
Keyboard Sonata in B minor Hob.XVI: 32
1. i. Allegro moderato
2. ii. Menuet
3. iii. Finale: Presto

Frédéric Chopin
Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor Op. 35
4. i. Grave. Doppio movimento
5. ii. Scherzo
6. iii. Marche funèbre (Lento)
7. iv. Finale (Presto)

Sergei Rachmaninov
8-30. Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42

Franz Liszt
31. Consolation No.3 S.172

Franz Liszt
32. Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C# minor S.244/2

Videos

Franz Liszt
“La campanella”

XV International Tchaikovsky Competition
Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

© MUSEEC/medicitv

Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
Andantino semplice

Mariinsky Orchestra
conducted by Valery Gergiev

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition’s Winners’ Concert
© MUSEEC/medicitv

Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
Andantino semplice

Mariinsky Orchestra
conducted by Valery Gergiev

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition’s Winners’ Concert
© MUSEEC/medicitv

Sergei Rachmaninov
Étude tableaux in E-flat minor,
Op 33 No 6

XV International Tchaikovsky Competition
© MUSEEC/medicitv

Stars and Stripes Forever
transcription: Vladimir Horowitz
Stars and Stripes Forever
transcription: Vladimir Horowitz

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