Yundi Li - Chopin: Scherzi / Impromtus (2004/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:07 minutes | 855 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Yundi Li is being groomed for superstardom. He's got the looks, youth, and keyboard athleticism to fill that role, but on the basis of this all-Chopin disc (and his previous Chopin and Liszt recitals), he still lacks the interpretive maturity that translates into staying power. His B minor Scherzo, for example, comes off as excessively sectional, and its central section lacks poetry. Other works here fare better, but his attention appears focused on pianistic fluency and dazzling finger work, often at the expense of a full measure of emotional communication.