℗ 2014 Mercury Classics

Emperor / Fantasy – Beethoven & Schumann

Yundi, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding

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Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 - "Emperor"  
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi; Berliner Philharmoniker; Daniel Harding
2. Adagio un poco mosso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi; Berliner Philharmoniker; Daniel Harding
3. Rondo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi; Berliner Philharmoniker; Daniel Harding
Fantasie in C, Op. 17  
1. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legenden-Ton
Robert Schumann; Yundi
2. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer - Vielbewegter
Robert Schumann; Yundi
3. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten - Etwas bewegter
Robert Schumann; Yundi
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:56
"... a classical pianist with a rock star following ...”

"Li seems to be able to get whatever he wants from a piano ..."
- The Washington Post

Internationally acclaimed pianist Yundi's 2014 album Emperor / Fantasy features Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto along with a performance of the major solo work, Schumann’s Fantasie in C. This album marks the second time that Yundi has recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Daniel Harding.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Mercury Classics Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Dr. Alexander Buhr
Producers: Christoph Franke (Beethoven); Helmut Burk (Schumann)
Recording Engineer: Rainer Maillard (Emil Berliner Studios)
Recording Coordination: Charlotte Yuen

Berlin, Teldex Studios, January 2014 (Schumann);
Berlin, Philharmonie, January & February 2014 (Beethoven)

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