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Pianist Yunchan Lim at the 2022 Cliburn competition
Courtesy of The Cliburn
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Yunchan Lim

Performance Today - May 21, 2024

In the 1820s, 17-year-old Frederic Chopin wrote a set of variations that helped launch his career. A century later, an unknown 18-year-old played that piece at the 2022 Cliburn International Piano Competition and took the classical world by storm. On today's show, we'll hear pianist Yunchan Lim's Cliburn performance of Chopin's Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano.’

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

George Walker: Trombone Concerto: Movement 2
Denis Wick, trombone | London Symphony Orchestra | Paul Freeman, conductor
Album: Black Composers Series 1974-1978
Sony 86215

Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings
East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

George Walker: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Sterling Elliott, cello | Evren Ozel, piano
ChamberFest Cleveland, Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH

Frederic Chopin: Variations on "La ci darem la mano," Op. 2
Yunchan Lim, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, TCU Van Cliburn Concert Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Hour 2

Stewart Goodyear: Congotay
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Album: Phoenix
Bright Shiny Things 154

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111: Movement 1 Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Members of The Manhattan Chamber Players: Katie Hyun and Siwoo Kim, violins | Luke Fleming and Dana Kelley, violas | Michael Katz, cello
Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY

Hector Berlioz: Overture from "Roman Carnival", Op. 9
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Joseph Young, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet in E-flat minor, Op. 87
Stewart Goodyear, piano | Eunice Kim, violin | Caitlin Lynch, viola | Ani Aznavoorian, cello | Susan Cahill, double bass
Festival Mozaic, Harold J. Miossi Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

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