Cecilia Li, piano
Published 2011 by
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Windsong Music Group
Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte
30, 1010 Vienna
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23
I. Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto adagio
III. Finale presto
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in F Minor, K 466, L118
David Lang: “cello” from “memory pieces” for solo piano
Franz Schubert: from “Drei Klavierstücke” no. 3, Allegretto
Philip Glass: “Metamorphosis Two” for solo piano
Total time: 47'02''
Using the Power of Thought
"Sometimes something special comes along and is not discovered
by the wider public. One such phenomenon is the Viennese pianist
Cecilia Li. Originally from Taipei , she attended Salzburg 's Mozarteum,
then studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
. Today she lives and works in the centre of the Austrian capital.
Listening to her Haydn (F Major, Hob. XVI:23) or to
Schubert's E Major Piano Sonata it is clear that she has that she
has absorbed the local sensibility with every fibre of her body.
Alongside a stately precision, Li's touch has a delicate vein which
encourages listeners to pay attention, continually making them prick
up their ears. Baroque pearls by Domenico Scarlatti and the spherical,
repetitive modernity of David Lang or Philp Glass combine to form
an intelligent whole. Metamorphosis Two by Glass not only marks
the end of the recital; it is a statement about the continual need
for change. In the soft clusters of contemporary music Cecilia Li
catches piano music's continual transformation. Yes, it is worth
letting yourself fall, worth listening and thinking along."
Wiener Zeitung , ProgrammPunkte, 4-10 February 2012, p.5.