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Sonatas & Etudes / Yuja Wang


Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001253402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinGyörgy LigetiAlexander ScriabinFranz Liszt
Performer:  Yuja Wang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

• Recording debut of the 22-year-old virtuoso Chinese pianist Yuja Wang
• Since her professional debut in 2005 Yuja has given astonishing debuts in almost every major US city and continues with a substantial tour throughout 2009
• Yuja has stepped in for Radu Lapu and Martha Argerich in major concerto appearances, and wowed audiences and the press alike
• This album highlights not only her technical brilliance but also musical subtlety

"The arrival of Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played."
—— The
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"Charmingly slight of build, Miss Yuja seated herself demurely at the piano, then proceeded to blow the roof off Strathmore’s Concert Hall with a massive yet insightful attack on the piece…Her speed and control were dazzling, her tone full and rich, her mastery of the composer’s wicked passage work nearly perfect. Not yet 21, she seems already destined to become one of this century’s major talents."
—— The Washington Times

"To hear Ms. Wang, an artist so extravagantly gifted on every front, is to realize how much compromise is usually involved in hearing even the most impressive virtuosos."
—— The San Francisco Chronicle
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 4, Fanfares by György Ligeti
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 10, Dar Zauberlehrling by György Ligeti
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
4.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1897; Russia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Well played and enjoyable selections June 14, 2013 By Philemon W J. (Annandale, VA) See All My Reviews "Ms. Wang chooses to play music which we enjoy listening to and she plays it very well." Report Abuse
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