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Piano / Myung-whun Chung


Release Date: 05/19/2014 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 002054102  
Composer:  Claude DebussyFrédéric ChopinLudwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ECM New Series debut of Myung Whun Chung features the widely-celebrated conductor as pianist. Recorded at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, in July 2013, the album marks the first occasion that Chung has recorded solo. In a performer’s note, he describes the album as a gift for younger listeners, as well as a personal thanks to those who share his love of this music. Chung’s touch and sensitivity for dynamics cast a new light on familiar pieces – by Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann and Mozart – as they are experienced in a gently flowing sequence which also serves to highlight affinities between the compositions. Although conducting now fully occupies his professional life, Chung (born 1953 in Seoul) made his debut Read more as pianist with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of seven. He later studied the piano with Maria Curcio, the last and favorite pupil of Artur Schnabel. In 1974 he was a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky Competition. He then began his career playing piano trios with his sisters, Kyung Wha Chung and Myung Wha Chung. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
3.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
4.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
5.
The Seasons, Op. 37b: Autumn's song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
6.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
9.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
10.
Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 

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