Ching-Yun’s Four Classical Seasons

Ching-Yun’s Four Classical Seasons

Declared a “first-class talent” and praised for her “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the distinguished Taiwanese-American pianist CHING-YUN HU is recognized and acclaimed worldwide for her dazzling technique, deeply probing musicality, and directly communicative performance style. Throughout the Four Seasons of 2020, Ching-Yun will be performing four distinctive recital programs, celebrating  four themes of life. Ching-Yun’s Four Classical Seasons is an exciting and ambitious undertaking!

Spring: Impressions
(major piano works from Impressionism)

M.Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
2.Le Gibet

Charles-Valentin Alkan:Le Festin d’Ésope, from 12 Etudes in Minor Keys, Op. 39, No. 12

I. Albéniz:Iberia (1906)
Book I (1906)
2.El puerto
3.El Corpus en Sevilla

Book II (1906)

Summer: Hope
(All Liszt Program)

Franz Liszt:Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este from Années de Pélerinage III, S.163/4

Franz Liszt: Six Lieder Transcriptions
Ständchen (Franz Schubert)
Serenade (Franz Schubert)
Widmung (Robert Schumann)
Auf dem Wasser zu Singen (Franz Schubert)
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
Erlkönig (Franz Schubert)

Franz Liszt : Three Concert Etudes, S. 144
1. Il lamento
2. La leggierezza
3. Un sospiro

Franz Liszt : Spanish Rhapsody, S.254

Autumn: Romance
(All Chopin Program)

Frédéric Chopin:
Variations in B flat “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60
Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op.57
Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53, “Eroica
Nocturne No.20 in c-sharp minor, Op. Posth
Nocturne Op. 55, No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

“If on a WINTER’s night a traveler”
(All Rachmaninoff Program)


Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op.39 (complete)
Rachmaninoff /Zoltán Kocsis: Vocalise, Op. 34 , No. 14
Bach/Rachmaninoff:Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Rachmaninoff:Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5
Rachmaninoff:Piano Sonata No. 2 in b minor, Op. 36

Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist