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With George Li (piano). Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor. Chopin: Piano Sonata No 2. Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Liszt: Consolation No 3; Hungarian Rhapsody No 2.

The brilliant young American pianist George Li makes his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival. He was declared a prodigy, performing in public from an early age and making his debut at Carnegie Hall at 11. He went on to win the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 and has been praised both for his lyricism and his virtuosity. He combines a programme featuring both at the Edinburgh International Festival with Chopin's tragic 'Funeral March' sonata, Rachmaninov's well-loved and often played Variations on a Theme of Corelli and two virtuoso masterworks by Liszt.

Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor, H.16.32
Chopin: Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, 'Funeral March'

11.45 Interval

From their 20th-anniversary celebrations CD, the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform two contrasting works: Tchaikovsky's sunny Souvenir de Florence and Sculthorpe's Irkanda IV for solo violin, percussion and strings. Irkanda is an Australian aboriginal word meaning a remote and lonely place and was written as a response to the death of the composer's father.

Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Liszt: Consolation No 3 in D flat
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor

George Li, piano

Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Lindsay Pell.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in B minor Hob XVI/32

    Performer: George Li.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor Op 35 ''Funeral March''

    Performer: George Li.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Variations on a Theme of Corelli

    Performer: George Li.
  • Franz Liszt

    Consolation No 3 in D Flat

    Performer: George Li.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor S 244 2

    Performer: George Li.
  • Robert Schumann Arr Liszt

    Widmung

    Performer: George Li.
  • Georges Bizet arr. Vladimir Horowitz

    Carmen Variations

    Performer: George Li.
  • Charles Mutter

    Night & Day

    • Something's Gotta Give.
    • Chandos.
    • 003.

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