Yekwon Sunwoo – Cliburn Gold 2017 – 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:29 minutes | 810 MB | Genre: Classical
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Named after the platinum-selling American winner of the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Cold War Moscow in 1958, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was established in 1962 and its gold medal is recognized as “one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music” (The Guardian). Every four years, winners are chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and awarded significant cash and other prizes, as well as three years of comprehensive career management and concert tours.
Previous laureates include Radu Lupu, Olga Kern, Joyce Yang, Haochen Zhang, Vadym Kholodenko and Nobuyuki Tsujii.
30 young competitors from 16 nations aged between 18 and 30 will be welcomed May 25–June 10 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas, to compete for Gold and more than $200,000 in prizes.
The entire competition will be webcast through Medici.tv and hosted by piano duo Anderson & Roe.
Decca Gold in collaboration with The Cliburn will release an album of live performances from the winner, taken from select recital performances across the competition.
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1 La Valse
Richard Strauss, Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
2 Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier
Marc-Andre Hamelin (b.1961)
3 Toccata on “L’homme armé”
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Sonata No.58 in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
4 1. Andante con espressione
5 2. Rondo. Presto
Franz Liszt(1811-1886) , Franz Schubert
6 Litanei, S.562, No.1, (Am Tage Aller Seelen, D.343)
Sergey Vasil’yevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36
7 1. Allegro Agitato
8 2. Non allegro – Lento
9 3. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto
Yekwon Sunwoo (piano)