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Piano Book / Lang Lang

Release Date: 03/29/2019 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002974602  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenMax RichterFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Lang Lang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Also Available: Piano Book / Lang Lang (Deluxe Edition)

With this collection, Lang Lang goes back to his first love - to the pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place. Rediscovering the most popular and accessible pieces written for learners and lovers of the piano, this album is a journey; of inspiration, of discovery, fantasy and learning. It is a moment for Lang Lang to illuminate these classic pieces as the masterworks they truly are. It is also a reflection on the music that influenced him most during his early childhood, later in life coping with difficult moments, and working with young piano learners around the world.

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What you get here would make an ideal gift for young pianists, who will have encountered many of these pieces in their own piano books. Lang Lang certainly gives aspiring players an enviable smoothness and effortless charm to aspire to. He includes a couple of works from the Asian sphere and a little slice of an older time, Tekla Badarzewska-Baranowska's The Maiden's Prayer, Op. 4. Her grave features the sheet music, and via Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys it's still a country standard, so it's nice to see a pianist of his stature revive it. On balance, while this is far from an essential Lang Lang item, it's going to show up in the holiday stockings of a lot of young pianists.

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Works on This Recording

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Departure by Max Richter
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Children's Corner: no 1, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 1 in C Major - II. Andante by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
The School of Velocity, Op. 299: 1. Presto by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Amélie: La Valse d'Amélie by Yann Tiersen
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; France 
Ręverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 8, Wilder Reiter by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
Villageoises: 2. Staccato by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1933 
The Merry Shepherd Boy by Hu-Wei Huang
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Merry Chrismas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983; Japan 
The maiden's prayer by Tekla Badarzewska-Baranowska
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1856; Warsaw, Poland 
Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 114 (App. D) by Christian Petzold
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)

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