Live in Vienna

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ALBENIZ / BEETHOVEN / CHOPIN / PROKOFIEV
Live in Vienna
Lang Lang (piano)

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 20 September 2010

"...let me say at once that the youthful excess and rampant exhibitionism of much of Lang Lang's earliest work is today transformed into playing which for the greater part is as stylish and perceptive as it is brilliant." Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine, October 2010

"The first movement of his Appassionata is gracefully conceived, and he brings a properly Beethovenian authority to the variations of the slow movement, before seguing gracefully into whirlwind finale...But the chief appeal of this CD lies in the fact that it's pulsatingly live...Lang Lang dares, and wins." BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 ****

"It's hard to imagine a programme to better display the pianist's prodigious range." The Independent, 20th August 2010 ****

"...let me say at once that the youthful excess and rampant exhibitionism of much of Lang Lang's earliest work is today transformed into playing which for the greater part is as stylish and perceptive as it is brilliant...Clearly everyone is having a ball and, make no mistake, doubting Thomases should take time off to listen to a major talent." Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine, October 2010

"He is intense and focused in the "Appassionata", sharp and lively in Beethoven's early C major sonata. His Albéniz is thrillingly colourful, his Prokofiev vivid and pungent...the technical command is peerless and the emotional warmth envelops us. He is surely the Horowitz of our generation." The Observer, 12th September 2010

Tracks:

Albéniz:
Evocación (from Iberia, book 1)
El puerto (from Iberia, book 1)
Féte-dieu à Séville from Iberia

Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Chopin:
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'
Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Waltz No. 2 in A flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 1

Prokofiev:
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Lang Lang Live in Vienna Encore - Chopin Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 'Heroic'