Superstar pianist Lang Lang's first concerto album on Sony Classical unites the world’s greatest international music stars: Lang Lang, conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This highly anticipated collaboration resulted in a recording which will mark one of this year's most important classical releases. Recorded at Berlin's Philharmonie, the album presents two milestones of the 20th century piano literature: Prokofiev’s explosive Piano Concerto No. 3, (one of the greatshow stoppers in the concert repertoire), and the Bartók Concerto No. 2, probably the most technically challenging piece everRead more written for piano and orchestra. These pieces showcase Lang Lang and the orchestra’s unique and spectacular virtuosity and musicianship and will make any listener's jaw drop.
This limited Edition Deluxe set includes a DVD with excerpts of the television documentary “At the Highest Level” that chronicles the recording of Prokofiev/Bartok with Lang Lang and the orchestra. Also included on the DVD are artist interviews and footage of the Prokofiev recording session. Read less
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95by Béla Bartók Performer:
Lang Lang (Piano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Difficult Concertos - Great Talent on DisplayNovember 30, 2013By Bruce B. (Norfolk, VA)See All My Reviews"As an annual subscriber to the Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, I look forward to their special DVD+CD offers. They usually display great talent together with the superb playing of the orchestra which is amplified here by great sound. Highly recommended."Report Abuse
Interesting, but different November 24, 2013By Jean M. (Oakland, CA)See All My Reviews"Interesting, but different than the other CDs that I have played by Lang Lang. As usual, well performed. If you aren't a fan of Prokofievor Bartok, this might not be the CD for you."Report Abuse
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