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Lang Lang - The Chopin Album [CD & DVD]


Release Date: 10/22/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 544960  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

World-renowned pianist LANG LANG turns to the composer who has accompanied him throughout his career on his new release for Sony Classical, THE CHOPIN ALBUM – DELUXE EDITION. The music of Chopin, universally loved for its beauty and communicative power, has long been a dynamic force in Lang Lang’s life, propelling him through a number of career-defining experiences. Now, in his 30th-birthday year, Lang Lang records his first album entirely devoted to the great composer’s solo piano masterpieces.

THE CHOPIN ALBUM - DELUXE EDITION is a limited CD/DVD set with hardcover book packaging of the original CD plus the bonus DVD “My Life with Chopin.” The DVD contains exceptional video material – some of it never-before-seen home
Read more videos captured by his parents – which uniquely presents key “Chopin” moments in Lang Lang’s life and explains how the composer’s music has played an important role in his career.

DVD TRACKLISTING:
• “My life with Chopin” 5-minute introductory video trailer Excerpt taken from Lang Lang’s winning Ettlingen Competition performance (1994)
• Excerpt taken from Lang Lang’s winning Tchaikovsky Young Musicians Competition performance of Piano Concerto No. 2, second movement (1995)
• Excerpt taken from his 1995 Beijing Concert Hall performance including works by Chopin
• Excerpt taken from his 1996 performance at the Beijing Concert Hall (where he performed the entire Op. 10 and Op. 25 E?tudes)
• Grand Valse brillante, No. 2, Op. 34, No.1 taken from the “Live in Vienna” video release
• Polonaise No. 6, Op. 53 “Heroic” from “The Third Dimension” Berghain Club performance
• Etude Op. 25 No. 11 “Winter Wind” from the 2010 Chopin movie “The Flying Machine,” featuring Lang Lang
• Etude Op. 10 No. 5 ”Black Key Etude” taken from iTunes Festival 2011 performance from Roundhouse
• Etude Op. 25 No. 1 from 30th Birthday Concert from Berlin’s O2 World filmed in June 2012 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
2. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
3. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
4. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
5. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
6. Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
7. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 

Customer Reviews

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 Lang Lang and Chopin February 12, 2013 By peter haworth (Liorac-sur-Louyre, Dordogne) See All My Reviews "A truly memorable disc and the DVD is a real bomus and gives you a real insight into the artist's life." Report Abuse
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