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Jan Lisiecki on Beethoven and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin / audiBoom

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Pianist Jan Lisiecki turned to the music of Robert Schumann for his third Deutsche Grammophon album. Partnered by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano, with whom he made his debut at the 2013 BBC Proms in Schumann's Piano Concerto, Lisiecki opens with the evergreen Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54. It also contains the Introduction and Allegro appassionato op. 92, Träumerei op. 15 no. 7 and the rarely heard Introduction and Allegro op. 134, the latter entering the DG catalogue for the first time in the yellow label's 117-year history. 

The brilliant 20-year-old Canadian talks after his performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.      LISTEN TO THE audiBoom CONVERSATION

Séguin, Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra since the start of the 2012/13 season and Music Director of Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, has also been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal) since 2000, and has conducted all the major ensembles in his native Canada.