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Seong-Jin Cho & European Union Youth Orchestra: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2

Seong-Jin Cho brings one of his signature works to DG Stage. The charismatic Korean pianist and Deutsche Grammophon artist, hailed by The Arts Desk for his “mix of imagination, pacing, balance and control”, is joined by the European Union Youth Orchestra and conductor Gianandrea Noseda in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor. Their interpretation, recorded on stage at Berlin’s Konzerthaus in 2018, captures the composition’s heartfelt passion and dramatic contrasts. Pianist and conductor subsequently recorded the work as part of Cho’s latest album for the yellow label, released in August. Chopin was still a student at Warsaw’s High School for Music when he wrote his F-minor piano concerto. He channelled his jaw-dropping virtuosity as a pianist and deep feeling for poetic lyricism into a work of spellbinding beauty. Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, crowns his sublime Chopin performance with an ideal encore, the slow movement from Beethoven’s “Pathétique” Sonata.

Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21
Ludwig van Beethoven
Adagio cantabile from Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13 “Pathétique”

Seong-Jin Cho piano
Gianandrea Noseda conductor
European Union Youth Orchestra

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