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Live on takt1: Yuja Wang & The Vienna Symphony

Author: takt1

Virtuoso soloist Yuja Wang takes on Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto - followed by Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony with the Vienna Symphony.

  • Yuja Wang | Copyright: © Norbert Kniat

    Yuja Wang © Norbert Kniat

  • Yuja Wang | Copyright: © Norbert Kniat

    Yuja Wang © Norbert Kniat

In the first part of the concert, celebrated piano virtuoso Yuja Wang takes on Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a work whose challenges are musical rather than technical, giving her the chance to demonstrate her flair for fine melodic lines and intoxicating harmonies. Her piano playing leaves nobody feeling indifferent. Yuja Wang is a modern young woman, and her performances are always carefully stage-managed. “If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit?”, argues Wang. But appearances aside: her piano playing always shimmers and sparkles.

In the second part, Lorenzo Viotti leads the Vienna Symphony through Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, with its prominent DSCH motif. It’s a gloomy work with highly political overtones; musically, it alternates between passages of intense pain and an almost unadulterated, yet ultimately deceptive lightness. An evening of phenomenally powerful music!


The live stream is on 31 January 2019 at 19:30, all takt1 live streams are available as video on demand after the concerts.

English title Schumann Piano Concerto and Shostakovich 10
Genre Symphonic Music
Recording location Wiener Konzerthaus
Recording date 31.01.2019
Production Company takt1
Co-Production Company AVPRO
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Georg Burdicek
Composer Robert Schumann
English title of music work Piano Concerto A minor
Composer Dmitri Shostakovitch
English title of music work Symphony No. 10
Conductor Lorenzo Viotti
Soloist Yuja Wang

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