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Chosen as one of reviewer’s “Private Top 5” Albums in Record Geijutsu レコード芸術、Feb.2012 issue


Photos from the CD launch concert at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France:

Receives the “Pianiste Maestro” in Pianiste:

“Pianiste,” No. 70 Sep.-Oct. 2011

Pianiste Maestro

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Sonata No. 1 Op. 24

Les Adieux Op. 81

Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)

Tableau “Marie-Antoinette” Op. 23

Sonata Op. 61

Lisa Yui (piano)

Intégral Classic INT 221. 182.2010.


A disciple of Byron Janis, [.....] author of a doctoral thesis on “The Life of Marie Pleyel” (and, incidentally, speaks five languages), also a lecturer, Lisa Yui is a musical phenomenon!  One doesn’t often record works of Weber and Dussek with such temperament. 

Weber influenced Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt, integrating into his works multiple forms and sources of literature.  Lisa Yui constructs the Sonata with a perfect rigor and musicality.  The finale, which invents the perpetual motion, is appropriately genial.  Between the dramatic virtuosity and the art of singing (Adagio), we travel through a magical universe that is almost operatic in Les Adieux, a type of a compilation of contemporary melodies.

With Dussek, musical theatrics is at its summit.  In 1793, he tells a musical story of the arrest, process, condemnation, and the execution of the Queen of France (up to the drop of the guillotine!).  This opera “without words” is performed as a musical declamation.  A superbly inventive program, magnificently performed. 


“Yui has a seemingly effortless brilliance of technique, and evenness and precision of articulation, allied to expressive phasing and unostentatious rubato.....”

- EPTA Journal