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New York Rhapsody / Lang Lang

Release Date: 09/16/2016 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 533292   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandGuy GarveyAlicia KeysGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Lang LangJason IsbellAndra DayHerbie Hancock,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As it has wowed musicians for over a century, the magic of New York City fired the imagination of superstar pianist Lang Lang who is joined by a one-of-a-kind cast of collaborating artists for the creation of his new album, New York Rhapsody. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the in-the-moment intensity of songs made famous by Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America’s most symbolic city as great artists have imagined them.

Lang Lang with Grammy Award®-winning producer Larry Klein have assembled an album that embraces the musical spirit of New York in ways both surprising and traditional. The centerpiece of New York Rhapsody is inevitably
Read more Rhapsody in Blue that features Lang Lang and jazz legend Herbie Hancock in a two-piano recreation of Gershwin’s most popular work with the London Symphony Orchestra. Surrounding it are creative collaborations with Lang Lang anchoring each track that reimagine songs reflecting the varying moods and experiences New York offers. Other guest artists include Andra Day, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Lindsey Stirling, Madeleine Peyroux, Kandace Springs, Sean Jones, Jerry Douglas and Lisa Fischer. Read less

Works on This Recording

Our Town: The Story of Our Town by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
New York Morning by Guy Garvey
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Jason Isbell (Voice)
Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Andra Day (Voice)
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Herbie Hancock (Piano), Lang Lang (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
New York Minute by Don Henley
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Kandace Springs (Voice)
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Lisa Fischer (Voice), Lang Lang (Piano), Jeffrey Wright (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Spider-Man: Theme by Danny Elfman
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Lindsey Stirling (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002; United States of Ame 
West Side Story: Tonight by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Sean Jones (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Breakfast at Tiffany's: Moon River by Henry Mancini
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano), Madeleine Peyroux (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
In Evening Air by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Great purchase. October 18, 2016 By R. Bennett Villard (Boyce, LA) See All My Reviews "I loved every song on this CD. Great price, fast shipping. Arkiv Music is a wonderful source for really great music." Report Abuse
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