This new album is mostly made up of Scriabin sonatas (Nos 4 & 5) and Ravel waltzes (La Valse and the Valses nobles et sentimentales). Complimenting these - a Scriabin waltz (Waltz in Ab major) and a “small sonata” by Ravel (Sonatine). The repertoire therefore comes full circle, with the waltzes of Ravel with his sonatine - and Scriabin’s sonatas with his waltz - forming a solid union. These extra works also both bring fresh inspiration and a lightness to counter-balance the dark and mystical universe of the Ravel Valses and Scriabin 5th Sonata. In addition to all this – 2 poems by Scriabin, which make a lovely transition from his delightful and charming Waltz in Ab to the more shadowy and dark La Valse by Ravel.
Her last video of Moonlight Sonata had over 55,000 views on youtube and you can see the trailer for her new album here
Find out more information about HJ Lim and the new album here
04 June 2013
Yamaha Silent Sessions with HJ Lim
HJ's Silent Piano performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 is the latest video of Yamaha’s new ‘Silent Sessions’ series, that debuted with Jamie Cullum and has been introduced to celebrate the launch of Yamaha’s all new range of 'Silent' SH upright and grand acoustic pianos, which represent the most significant technological advances for Pianists since the introduction of the award-winning silent concept by Yamaha in 1993.
HJ Lim is the youngest interpreter to ever record Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas and the first and only classical pianist to debut at number one on the Billboard classical chart and the iTunes chart. HJ Lim’s next release on EMI will be a Ravel and Scriabin recital album.
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