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Dances of the Dolls

Wang
Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 81014   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Geng Chen FuTan DunTheodor OestenDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Performer:  Serena Wang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Born in 2004, Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of four. In 2010, at age five, she became the youngest prizewinner of the Bach Piano Competition at Berkeley University, and also, as the youngest competitor, the first prizewinner of the Northern California China Music Teacher Institute Piano Competition. The same year, Serena Wang won the gold medal of the Child Group of the 2nd State Juvenile Piano Competition at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China and started her piano study under the famous and highly respected professor Dan Zhao Yi. She continues to amaze the world with her deep emotional and brilliant play, gathering standing ovations still today. Born in 2004, Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of four. In 2010, at age five, she became the youngest prizewinner of the Bach Piano Competition at Berkeley University, and also, as the youngest competitor, the first prizewinner of the Northern California China Music Teacher Institute Piano Competition. The same year, Serena Wang won the gold medal of the Child Group of the 2nd State Juvenile Piano Competition at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China and started her piano study under the famous and highly respected professor Dan Zhao Yi. She continues to amaze the world with her deep emotional and brilliant play, gathering standing ovations still today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Travel by Bamboo Raft, for piano by Geng Chen Fu
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: Blue Nun by Tan Dun
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1978 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: Staccato by Tan Dun
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1978 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: Sun Rain by Tan Dun
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1978 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Dolly's Dreaming, for piano, Op. 202/4 by Theodor Oesten
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6.
Dolls' Dances (7) for Piano, Op. 91c by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1962; USSR 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Villageoises by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Cowboy Playing Flute, for piano by He Luting
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
Beautiful Flower in Its Full Glory, for piano by Dan Zhao Yi
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
13.
Grassland, for piano by Dan Zhao Yi
Performer:  Serena Wang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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