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Lang Lang - Haydn, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Et Al


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80524   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnSergei RachmaninovJohannes BrahmsPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Lang Lang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Lang Lang's debut recital disc announces the arrival on the music scene of a pianistic force to be reckoned with. These are performances that demand attention--far from simply an overwhelming technical display, this is work of considerable artistry and panache. Lang has wisely assembled a varied program that showcases all the facets of his virtuosity; dazzling technique, a clear, ringing tone, thoughtful, sensitive expressiveness, and keen musical instincts.
Lang offers a clear, precise account of Haydn's Sonata in E Major, followed by a powerful, sweeping reading of Rachmaninoff's Second Sonata that's infused with passion and intensity. His interpretations of the Six Pieces
Read more by Brahms, and Tchaikovsky's Dumka and Nocturne eloquently reveal the tonal colors and textures of these works as well as the variety of moods and atmosphere present in them. Lang caps off his tour de force in grand style with an astounding performance of Balakirev's Islamey. He proves that he's more than up for the challenge of this daunting work by dispatching it with remarkable assurance and elan. Lang's maiden album marks an auspicious beginning to what should prove to be a stellar career. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard no 46 in E major, H 16 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1776; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 20 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1913).
Composition revised: Russia (1931). 
3.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1902; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Venue:  Live  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (08/23/2000 - 08/24/2000) 

Sound Samples

Sonata in E major: I. Moderato
Sonata in E major: II. Allegretto
Sonata in E major: III. Finale: Presto
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor: I. Allegro Agitato
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor: II. Non Allegro - Lento
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor: III. Allegro Molto
Six Pieces, Op. 118: I. Intermezzo in A Minor
Six Pieces, Op. 118: II. Intermezzo in A Major
Six Pieces, Op. 118: III. Ballade in G Minor
Six Pieces, Op. 118: IV. Intermezzo in F Minor
Six Pieces, Op. 118: IV. Intermezzo in F Minor
Six Pieces, Op. 118: VI. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor
Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), Op. 59
Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, No. 4
Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

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