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Romance / Lang Lang


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985466782  
Composer:  Franz LisztJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric ChopinPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Lang Lang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Romance showcases Lang Lang’s innate yet sophisticated feeling for nuance and reflection. Carefully selected from his Sony Classical discography, the selections achieve a fulfilling programmatic unity through subtle contrasts in mood and style. The slow, yearning repeated note themes of Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and Chopin’s “Aeolian Harp” Etude naturally lead into Hans Zimmer’s captivating main soundtrack theme from the film Gladiator. Similarly, the juxtaposition of Chopin’s C-Sharp Minor Nocturne, Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 and the Adagio from Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 2 No. 3 and Bach’s Air on the G String illuminates the common ground between four proudly individual composers. Romance casts fresh light on Read more Lang Lang’s lyrical gifts, revealing the artist behind the phenomenon. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
4.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
5.
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 
6.
Gladiator: Gladiator Rhapsody by Hans Zimmer
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
10.
Ave Maria, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 489c & D. 839, I & II), S. 558/12 & S. 557d (L by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1838 
11.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
12.
Romance for Piano in E minor, S 169 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3: 2nd movement, Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22: Andante spianato by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-31; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Poldark's Prelude by Anne Dudley
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
16.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
17.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 1, Janvier "Au coin du feu" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Always amazing! December 23, 2017 By John R. (Saint Johnsbury, VT) See All My Reviews "There are times, during this recording, that it is difficult to imagine that it is only ten fingers, two hands, one man and one piano! Lang Lang is a Global treasure. We are blessed to have him sharing his talent, interpretations and gift." Report Abuse
 Lovely music by Lang Lang December 12, 2017 By Gert S. (Georgetown, TX) See All My Reviews "Enjoyable and relaxing. I liked the selections and Lang Lang gave his usual excellent performance." Report Abuse
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