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Yundi's Chopin - Preludes / Houston Public Radio: Classical Classroom

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This Classroom teacher needs only one name: Madonna! JK! But he's also a world-famous musician: Pianist Yundi teaches about Chopin's Preludes, all of which he recently recorded on his new album - Chopin: Preludes. Fifteen years after his historic first prize at the Chopin Competition in 2000, YUNDI returns to this repertoire. His first Chopin studio recording since 2010, this recording is the first element of Yundi's Chopin Project which continues with a recording of the two piano concertos next year, and involves substantial touring in Europe, the Far East and in China under the title The Legend of Chopin.

Where did these preludes come from? Why are they each so different? Listen to this episode to find out the answers. All music in this episode from Yundi's new album. Audio production by Todd "A Confederacy of Todds" Hulslander with cries of "Opa!" from Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.