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  • Audio CD (10 Aug. 2010)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000ATJ4EY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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This well recorded disc was made in 1995 with the theme of Vienna in mind and the special tonal and acoustic characteristics of Vienna's 'Golden Hall' also in mind. This latter particularly was of attraction to Yundi Li who comments that it enables a pianist to 'achieve an incredible range of colours' that perhaps would not be available elsewhere.

The link to Vienna is somewhat tenuous in the case of the two Scarlatti sonatas which are linked to Vienna via Brahms who was living there at the time and who promoted the idea of playing Scarlatti. Certainly Yundi Li plays these sonatas with complete awareness of appropriate style and grace. This is followed by Mozart's sonata K330 which was probably written in Vienna. Once more this receives a sensitive performance that correctly stays within the bounds of the Classical period to which it belongs.

The final two pieces enter the Romantic period and are virtuoso works of considerable display. Schumann's carnival gets a very 'clean' and clear performance which allows more of the detail in the more congested passages to be heard more easily than usual. This is not a heavy handed performance and gains considerably from the sparkle thus gained. The original title referred to the work as 'carnival pranks' at that youthfulness is apparent in this performance. Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole also receives a sparkling performance of no mean virtuosity but which favours clarity rather than sheer power. Once again, it is the musicality of the playing that is most clearly noticeable. For the record, both Schumann and Liszt lived for a time in Vienna.

I would suggest therefore, that if the varied concert-style content of the disc is of interest then this represents very good musical value and thus deserves to be seriously considered for purchase.
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Yundi Li has produced an excellent format in piano technique that follows on naturally for interesting listening. In many places very lively and contrasting musical techniques fall on the ears wonderfully. I recommend this for a pleasant evening's relaxation. The only thing that makes me wonder, is looking at the information about the whole programme, where has the audience gone?
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Sign of the times. DG get a marvellous new pianist and make him do the same old stuff that's been done a thousand times already by a thousand good pianists - just to be on the safe side. Another black day for music. Five stars for performance but nil for imaginative programming.

It applies to every recording on his list. Just look.

This is not even a Mozart recital. Nearly all of it is Schumann. Check with the American site. I wouldn't touch it, and I love Schumann!
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By DB on 10 Aug. 2013
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the vienna recital is one of the master pieces of YUNDI. I recommend this CD to those who like classic music.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c7bd748) out of 5 stars 22 reviews
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c75f420) out of 5 stars Yundi Li's Golden Hall Recitai is Really a Piece of Gold! 4 Mar. 2006
By F. Wang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yundi Li's Vienna Golden Hall recital is really a piece of gold. In this CD, he played pieces from Scarlatti, Mozart, Schumann to Liszt. I like his playing for Scarlatti's Sonata in E major K380 tremendously. To me, it definitely can compare with Horowitz's Moscow recital. Yundi Li came to New York last year and I went to his concert. I had heard all the other programs on this CD at the concert. But I think he played much better on this CD. I agree that some people considered his interpretation more in line with the composers. Comparing his live concert, I think his playing of Mozart's piano sonata in C major K330 is much more matured in this CD. The sound is great and musicality is superb. Again, Mozart's K330 was played by Horowitz in his Moscow recital as well. So, for those of you who have Horowitz's Moscow recital CD, Yundi Li's is certainly an additional collection to show what a young pianist can do.

I highly recommend this CD for piano music lovers.
37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c7b68e8) out of 5 stars Yundi Li Weaves Magic in Vienna Recital 29 Oct. 2005
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yundi Li, the strikingly handsome pianist who has been gaining a wide audience with his recordings and concerts of the Romantic composers, is here recorded live in a Recital in the elegant and acoustically perfect Musikverein in Vienna, Austria in June 2005. For this important event Li wisely showcased the works of composers not usually associated with his reputation and in doing so gave notice that his spectrum of talent is even larger than we expected.

The recital opens with Scarlatti's Sonata K380 and Sonata in G K13 both of which Li tosses into the ambience of this great hall with a buoyant, airy quality that rivals some of the best known interpreters of Scarlatti. He follows these with the Mozart Sonata No. 10 in C major in a performance that not only provides crystalline purity of tone and execution but also elegant phrasing of line.

Robert Schumann's 'Carnaval' is played in its entirety and serves as a perfect bridge between Yundi Li's mastery of the romantics with the echoes of Mozart and Scarlatti that ring in the distant inspiration of this demanding work. This is a performance of sensitivity and style, finding just the right rapport between the varied selections, the joy and the exuberance of Schumann's great piano work. The final offering on the recital is Liszt's 'Rhapsodie espagnole' played with all the verve and gusto on which Li has wisely built his reputation.

This is an astoundingly fine recording beautifully captured by the engineers, taking full advantage of the Musikverein acoustic. With this recording Yundi Li steps forward as an important pianist to watch. Recommended. Grady Harp, October 05
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c4c2810) out of 5 stars CLASSICAL PIANO'S YOUNG TIGER: A BRAVURA RECITAL IN VIENNA!! 14 Feb. 2006
By RBSProds - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Five Big Stars!! A bravura performance in the hallowed Viennese hall of Musikverein. Yundi Li, the pride of China and in the very front rank of the current brilliant young pianists, has made the classical world sit up and take notice with his power, awesome technique, and command of nuance. The youngest gold medal winner ever of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2000, Li has upped the ante and come up a winner with each new year and each CD. This CD of 27 pieces is a "must have" for classical music fans looking towards the future of the music. Each performance is fluid, crystal clear, and awe-inspiring.

Expanding his already impressive repertoire, this program consists of Schumann's Carnaval, Opus 9, I thru XX, with both XVI's; two sonatas by Scarlatti: E major K. 380 and the G major K. 13 ; Liszt's Rhapsodie Espagnole; and Mozart's Sonata KV 330, No 10 in C Major The Scarlatti sonatas are beautiful: wonderfully rendered, clear, with wondrous nuances and is a pure joy to listen to, especially Sonata in G, K. 13. His time is so impressive. Mozart's KV 330, No 10 is likewise marvelous, especially the Allegro Moderato. Of Schumann's Carnaval, my favorites are the commedia dell'arte set pieces for Pierrot, Arlequin, and Pantalon et Colombine.

The Piece De Resistance is the breath-taking, ferociously-rendered but completely controlled 14 minute Rhapsodie Espagnole, S 254. played with so much feeling and dazzling technical ability. SPECTACULAR!! He certainly passes my "Liszt test" with flying colors. Listen to this CD and you are listening to the future of classical piano, and his name is Yundi Li. Wonderfully recorded, highly recommended. Five Big Stars.

(Note: This review is based on the 27 Track ITunes download of Yundi Li "Vienna Recital".)
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c7b8ce4) out of 5 stars A varied program from Yundi Li 31 Mar. 2006
By David A. McKellar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For the first time in his commercially avialable recorded career, Yundi Li presents a varied program of music by different composers on the same CD. Heretofore, his efforts have been confined to recordings exclusively of Liszt or Chopin. This CD traverses the baroque, classical and romantic epochs, specifically works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Schumann and Liszt.

However, a varied program is not in itself a reason to buy this recording. The genuine motive for acquiring this wonderful CD consists in the excellence of the performances themselves, each of which is the essence of musical perfection.

Listen to the articulation of the Scarlatti sonatas, so critical when performed on the modern piano. The pedal is used sparingly and the music literally danses with the lightness and sparkle that is essential to this music. These interpretations easlily stand on their own with Horowitz or Pogorelich.

Mozart, of course, is an extraordinarily difficult composer to perform really well. The music is so transparent that any heavy handedness, idiosyncracies or lack of inspriration become immediately apparent. Here, Li plays the 10th sonata with a much greater degree of assurance than I heard in his live performance of this piece in March of 2005. This is a truly inspired realization with exactly the right balance of tempi and articulation. Never forced or hurried, never lagging in spirit, the sonata sparkles with the lively quality we have come to love in the classical period. And, in particular, listen to how Li plumbs the quiet and deeply moving emotion of the slow middle movement.

Carnaval represents a tremendous departure from the clarity and formal nature of Mozart's musical imagination. We now have a rhapsodic and sometimes violently emotional transversal of an imaginary gathering of strikingly disparate personages. The challenge for the performer is to capture these widely differing aspects of the composition in its elements and yet convey somehow the sense of a cohesive whole to the piece. In my view, Li brings this off magnificently. On might argue with his way with some of the individual sections but, on the whole, the effect is tremendously satisfying. It goes without saying that Li's virtuosity comes into play with great force when required, particularly at the end of the piece when the entire pantheon comes together in a grand final resolution. This will strike some as preposterous, but in some respects I find this performance more satisfying than the storied Michelangeli account available on EMI.

Li brings his recital to a close with a composer with whom he is closely identified, Franz Liszt. It goes without saying this his musical sensibilities are truly fired by the Hungarian virtuoso. All the fiery aspects of this piece, loosely based on spanish inspirations, are realized by Li with his ususal effortless keyboard wizardry, most notably, in my view, near the end of the piece when he pulls off a staggering series of incredibly fast forte staccato arpeggios, yet maintaining perfect articulation all the while. I really don t understand how he does it.

All in all, Li demonstrates once again why he is at the pinnacle of the younger performers now before the public. Tremendous facility at the keyboard, a great musicality and the ability to stamp his unique emotional and intellectual vision on the music, it's all here. The quality of the recording is excellent. This is not, however, a "live" recording, though recorded in the excellent accoustics of the Musikverien.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c7b8e94) out of 5 stars A very young talent in progress! 2 April 2007
By Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yundi Li really promises to become one of the most prominent colorists of this new century. Its sound is not precisely expressive but suggestive. In this sense he would be regarded a player whose style possesses something of the incorporeal vitality of Gieseking, the introspection of Radu Lupu and the phrasing of Guiomar Novaes. His next recordings on Debussy and Ravel must be first order performances.

Personally I think his Mozart must be polished and matured (because Mozart is not Haydn), his Scarlatti is plenty of admirable sharpness and wondrous vitality; his Schumann is hovered by that enigmatic atmosphere that embosses and enriches the Romantic mood of this well known Op. And his Liszt possesses that flaming elegance with abrupt concessions of virtuous splendor. Somehow he reminds me to the young Brendel in the late fifties

The Italians have a fortunate expression: Augury. So, don't forget him, because he will be one of the masters in the next years to come. .
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