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Yundi finds grace and poetry in new recording of Chopin Ballades / KUAF Radio

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Yundi, the Chinese dazzling pianist acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal for his ‘poetic depth and patrician elegance,' continues his award-winning exploration of the works of Chopin with Chopin Ballades, released on Mercury Classics / Deutsche Grammophon/ Universal Music ClassicsHe also embarks on a major international tour this Spring and will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles on February 21st and at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 23rd. For this new all-Chopin recording, Yundi performs the Opus 17 set of four Mazurkas, the Berceuse (Op 57), and all four Ballades. The latter works were composed between 1831 and 1842, and contain some of the composer's most operatic writing, as well as his most challenging technical demands.

Hear highlights on Monday's 'Of Note' program on KUAF: Fayetteville AR