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Highlights from the prestigious competition in Leeds, presented by Petroc Trelawny. Five finalists from around the world go head to head.

Highlights from the prestigious competition in Leeds, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Five finalists from around the world go head to head armed only with piano concertos played with the Halle Orchestra.

What are the judges looking for? What are the pressures of these competitions? And who will emerge with the first prize which includes guaranteed performances in Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester as well as a recording and international dates.

Held every three years since 1963, this 19th edition is likely to see a new star launched into the piano firmament.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    Lang Lang

    04 Beethoven_ Piano Concerto #4 In G

  • 00:23

    John Browning, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op.26: II. Tema Con Variazioni

  • 00:23

    Behzod Abduraimov

    02 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 26 In C Minor_Ii. Tema Con Variazione

  • 00:30

    Enrique Jorda, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Gary Graffman

    Concerto No. 3 In C Major For Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26: II. Andantino (Tema Con Variazioni)

  • 00:31

    George Szell, Gary Graffman, The Cleveland Orchestra

    II. Andantino

  • 00:38

    Lang Lang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    Piano Concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K. 491: III. Allegretto

  • 00:47

    Laurent Cabasso

    Partita No 1

  • 01:08

    Lang Lang

    02 Beethoven_ Piano Concerto #1 In C

  • 01:11

    Arthur Rubinstein, Symphony of The Air, Josef Krips

    Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major, Op. 15: II. Largo

  • 01:22

    Lang Lang

    06 Beethoven_ Piano Concerto #4 In G

  • 01:23

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    Concerto For Piano and Orchestra No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo (Vivace)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Producer Simon Broughton
Director Simon Broughton

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