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 homeRead 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.
• “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
Lang Lang and ChopinFebruary 12, 2013By 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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