Sonatas & Etudes / Yuja Wang

Release Date: 4/7/2009
Catalog Number: B001253402
Performer: Yuja Wang
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
• Recording debut of the 22-year-old virtuoso Chinese pianist Yuja Wang
• Since her professional debut in 2005 Yuja has given astonishing debuts in almost every major US city and continues with a substantial tour throughout 2009
• Yuja has stepped in for Radu Lapu and Martha Argerich in major concerto appearances, and wowed audiences and the press alike
• This album highlights not only her technical brilliance but also musical subtlety

"The arrival of Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played."
—— The San Francisco Chronicle

"Charmingly slight of build, Miss Yuja seated herself demurely at the piano, then proceeded to blow the roof off Strathmore’s Concert Hall with a massive yet insightful attack on the piece…Her speed and control were dazzling, her tone full and rich, her mastery of the composer’s wicked passage work nearly perfect. Not yet 21, she seems already destined to become one of this century’s major talents."
—— The Washington Times

"To hear Ms. Wang, an artist so extravagantly gifted on every front, is to realize how much compromise is usually involved in hearing even the most impressive virtuosos."
—— The San Francisco Chronicle
Works on This Recording
1. Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 4, Fanfares by György Ligeti
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985 ; Berlin, Germany
2. Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 10, Dar Zauberlehrling by György Ligeti
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988-1993 ;
3. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
4. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853 ; Weimar, Germany
5. Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1897 ; Russia
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