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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Ep 103: Yundi. Chopin. Preludes.

The pianist and Chopin expert talks about the story behind the Preludes.


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Pianist Yundi.
© Chen Man / Mercury Classics.
Pianist Yundi.

This Classroom teacher needs only one name: Madonna! JK! But he’s also a world-famous musician: Pianist Yundi teaches about Chopin’s preludes, all of which he recently recorded on his new album, aptly entitled Frédéric Chopin: Complete Preludes. Where did these preludes come from? Why are they each so different? Yundi teaches all of this and more in this episode.

All music in this episode from Yundi’s new album.

Audio production by Todd “A Confederacy of Todds” Hulslander with cries of “Opa!” from Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

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