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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 / Wang, Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO


Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001910202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Yuja Wang
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Yuja Wang is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. Wang has proven to be an exhilarating and sympathetic interpreter of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, which makes this disc of concertos by both a reason to celebrate.


Yuja Wang is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. Wang has proven to be an exhilarating and sympathetic interpreter of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, which makes this disc of concertos by both a reason to celebrate.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1923; USSR 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16: 1. Andantino
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16: 2. Scherzo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16: 3. Intermezzo (Allegro moderato)
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16: 4. Finale (Allegro tempestoso)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 what beauty and energy! November 12, 2014 By Roger K Graham (Moorestown, NJ) See All My Reviews "I had never heard of Yuja Wang on her appearnce with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Prokofieff #3 and I was blown away! The enkergy and charm of that performanc are captured here, plus heraffinity for the Rach #3; it contrasts well with the late-30s recording I have with Rachmaninoff himself. I have played this severl times and my joy is undimmed." Report Abuse
 Virtuoso performances November 9, 2013 By Bruce B. (university park, FL) See All My Reviews "This album demonstrates Yuja Wang's virtuosity and her romantic piano sensitivity. The third movement of the Rachmaninoff is taken at a breath taking speed. The live recording aspect gives the piano and the orchestra a sense of presence that is delightful as you listen. For me, the more outstanding performance is the Profofiev. Wang's performance is one of the best I have heard, and to my ear interpretively this performance is better than previous recordings by Ashkenazy and Feltsman." Report Abuse
 Gorgeous! November 5, 2013 By Mary Culver (Covington, LA) See All My Reviews "I cannot give a higher review to this work than I am giving. It is simply gorgeous. I recommend it to all who love Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and the conducting of that new "phenom" Gustavo Dudamel." Report Abuse
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