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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3; Bartok: Piano Concerto No 2 / Lang Lang, Rattle [Deluxe Version]


Release Date: 10/22/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 373226   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievBéla Bartók
Performer:  Lang Lang
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available in a standard edition

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 ever
Read 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

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Difficult Concertos - Great Talent on Display November 30, 2013 By 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, 2013 By 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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