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Chopin: The Piano Concertos / Lang Lang, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Po


Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001165402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chinese pianist Lang Lang's dramatically demonstrative, intensely physical performances have made his every new release an event in the classical music world. Frederic Chopin's youthful piano concertos--he wrote them at the age of 20--are replete with exactly the kind of highly charged, emotionally fraught, virtuosity-laden music that Lang thrives on. The liner notes feature an interview with the pianist, providing insight into his approach to performing the music of Chopin. Lang mentions feeling an organic and instinctive, almost improvisational, connection to the music, having played the composer's works since the age of five. In his performances of the piano concertos, he tempers the characteristics that have made him famous with a less Read more overtly romantic, more classical approach, to accentuate Chopin's exquisite sense of balance. Zubin Mehta, whose bold style complements Lang's colorful interpretations, conducts the estimable Vienna Philharmonic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 40 Minutes 27 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 32 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21: 1. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21: 2. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21: 3. Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11: 1. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11: 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11: 3. Rondo (Vivace)

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