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Lang Lang - Live In Vienna [Deluxe Limited Edition w/2 CDs+DVD]


Release Date: 08/24/2010 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 771900   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lang Lang
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This deluxe limited edition comes with a 70-page hardcover book, the complete concert on 2 CDs, plus a bonus DVD that includes an edited interview with Lang Lang, a mini-trailer, and some excerpts from the concert.

Recorded and filmed in the famed Musikverein, Lang Lang Live in Vienna presents one of today's hottest classical artists in a classic setting. The program features the star pianist's first-ever recording of Beethoven sonatas -- the "Appassionata," a milestone in the piano literature, paired with the composer's youthful C Major Sonata Op. 2, No. 3. Virtuosity of a different order is displayed in Albéniz's impressionistic memories of his native Spain in Book One of Iberia.

The
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 1, Evocación by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
2.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 2, El puerto by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
3.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 3, El Corpus en Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Notes: The alternate title for this piece is "Fête-dieu à Seville". 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
7.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
8.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 

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