Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert - live from the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon featuring 16 year-old wunderkind pianist Jan Lisiecki with The Orchestra of Radio France.
July 21, 2011

Jan Lisiecki - Yes, they still call them Wunderkinds.

Since it's festival season in Europe (and everywhere else it seems), this week it's the Montpellier Languedo-Roussilon Festival of Radio France, featuring the 16 year old piano sensation from Canada Jan Lisiecki with music of Chopin. It was recorded live and direct from the festival on July 18th.

There's a little discrepancy between the concert listed in the schedule and the one actually broadcast. It starts off with the Chopin Piano Concerto #1 which is not listed in the notes. But that shouldn't prevent you from enjoying what is a very nice concert with a truly young and gifted pianist.

As usual, it's broken up between two players and I've included the notes from France Musique, even though they aren't correct.

lundi 18 juillet 2011
En direct du Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon : Récital Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Régis Campo (né en 1968)
Les gammes, Ext. du Livre I (2002)

Johann-Sebastian Bach
Prélude N°12 en Fa mineur Bwv.857, Ext.du Clavier bien tempéré (1722)

Felix Mendelssohn
Variations sérieuses en Ré mineur Op.54 (1841)

Maurice Ravel
Ondine, Ext. de Gaspard de la nuit (1908)

Frédéric Chopin
Valse en Ut dièse mineur N°2 Op.64 (1847)
Nocturne N°20 en Ut dièse mineur Op. Posth. (1842)

Franz Liszt
Trois Etudes de concert S.144 (1849)

Concert donné en la Salle Pasteur-Le Corum de Montpellier. Avec le soutien de la Sacem et l’aide de la Spedidam

Enjoy and think Anti-Road Rage.

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