Listen: Philadelphia Orchestra, Pianist Jan Lisiecki Play Beethoven, Strauss

January 15, 2016
Photo: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Here's an evening's worth of very Viennese music from the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

The 20-year-old pianist Jan Lisiecki recently made his debut with the symphony, playing a sensitive rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G.

The concert, conducted by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, also featured music by Johann Strauss, Jr., and HK Gruber. 


Pieces performed:

  • Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Tales from the Vienna Woods" Waltz, 
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major 
  • Beethoven (arr. Mahler): String Quartet in F minor, "Serioso"
  • Gruber: "Charivari"
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.: Perpetuum mobile

For more from Lisiecki, watch footage of the young Canadian pianist wowing an audience at a CPR event in January 2014:

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