Watch Lang Lang turn the Poldark theme into a haunting piano prelude

2 September 2016, 09:02 | Updated: 11 January 2017, 13:37

By Tim Edwards

Chinese piano superstar performs ultimate tribute to Cornish firebrand Ross Poldark ahead of series two premiere. Hear it on Classic FM when John Suchet plays it from 11am today.

The ‘Poldark Prelude’ has been written by British Oscar-winning composer, Anne Dudley for superstar pianist Lang Lang.

Dudley's hauntingly beautiful score to Poldark became a hit last year, along with the first series of the thrilling drama series which is set in 18th century Cornwall and follows the adventures of beautiful couple Ross and Demelza Poldark. Series two premieres in the UK on Sunday 4th September. 

And we're looking forward to some more of this:

But in the meantime, enjoy this lovely performance by Lang Lang, in which Dudley takes the popular main 'Poldark theme', and extends and adapts it for solo piano. 

Lang Lang plays the 'Poldark Prelude'

The ‘Poldark’ Deluxe Edition soundtrack featuring Lang Lang performing the new ‘Poldark Prelude’ is released on 16th September 2016 by Sony Classical.

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