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Leeds International Piano Competition 2018

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce performances from three featured pianists of the semi-finals of the Leeds.

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce performances from three of the ten featured pianists in the semi-finals of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, recorded in the Great Hall of Leeds University.

Today we hear from the 23 year old Chinese pianist Xinyuan Wang, who performs music by Bach, Rachmaninov and Kurtag; the Croatian pianist Aljosa Jurinic plays a selection of Studies from Chopin's Opus 25; and 25 year old Pavel Zemen from the Czech Republic performs music by Rachmaninov , Janacek and Dvorak.

JS Bach: Partita No 1 in Bb BWV825 - Allemande
Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations (extract)
Kurtag: Jatekok - "Orokmozgo" (Book 1)
Xinyuan Wang (piano)

Chopin: Etudes Opus 25/1 and 7-10
(Aljosa Jurinic - piano)

Rachmaninov: Sonata No 2 in B flat - 1st movement
Janacek: On An Overgrown Path Book 1 - 4. "Frydecka panna Maria"
(Pavel Zemen - piano))
Dvorak - Piano Trio No 4 in E Minor - "Dumky" - 1st movement
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Bjorg Lewis (cello)
Pavel Zemen (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Allemande from Partita no 1 in B flat major, BWV.825

    Performer: Xinyuan Wang.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Theme and Variations from Corelli Variations, Op 42

    Performer: Xinyuan Wang.
  • György Kurtág

    Örökmozgó from Játékok (Book 1)

    Performer: Xinyuan Wang.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Étude, Op 25 no 1

    Performer: Aljosa Jurinic.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Études, Op 25 nos 7-10

    Performer: Aljosa Jurinic.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    1st movement from Piano Sonata no 2 in B flat minor, Op 36

    Performer: Pavel Zemen.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Madonna of Frydek, from 'On an Overgrown Path', Book 1

    Performer: Pavel Zemen.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    1st movement from Piano Trio no 4 in E minor, Op 90 'Dumky'

    Performer: Pavel Zemen. Performer: Jack Liebeck.

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