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Wild Dreams / Joyce Yang


Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2261   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovPaul HindemithBéla BartókRobert Schumann
Performer:  Joyce Yang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joyce Yang (the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist) opens her second Avie release with two gorgeously shaded Earl Wild transcriptions of Rachmaninov songs, then illuminates the Impressionistic underside of a selection from Hindemith’s In einer Nacht. Her Bartók Out of Doors suite isn’t quite so characterful as that of 2013 Cliburn Silver winner Beatrice Rana, while Schumann’s Fantasiestücke come off best in the quick and vehement movements. Conversely, a lovely and floating Lento proves the high point of Yang’s Rachmaninov Second Sonata (the 1931 revision), bridging well-played yet slightly matter-of-fact outer movements that won’t displace higher-voltage competitors.

– Jed
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Works on This Recording

1. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 5, A dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
2. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
3. In einer Nacht, Op. 15 "Träume und Erlebnisse" by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Germany 
4. Out of Doors, Sz 81 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
5. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
6. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 

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