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Lang Lang: The Chopin Album

Lang Lang Audio CD
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  • Composer: Frédéric Chopin
  • Audio CD (2 Jan 2013)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B008GVA4UQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,869 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. No. 1 in A-Flat Major
2. No. 2 in F Minor
3. No. 3 in F Major
4. No. 4 in A Minor
5. No. 5 in E Minor
6. No. 6 in G-sharp Minor
7. No. 7 in C-sharp Minor
8. No. 8 in D-flat Major
9. No. 9 in G-Flat Major
10. No. 10 in B Minor
11. No. 11 in A Minor
12. No. 12 in C Minor
13. Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
14. Nocturne op. 15, No. 1 in F Major
15. Grande Valse Brillante Op. 18, No. 1 in E-Flat Major
16. Andante spianato
17. Grande Polonaise
18. Nocturne Op. post, KK IVa, No. 16 (20a), in C-Sharp Minor
19. Waltz Op. 64, No. 1 in D-Flat Major

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SONY 88725449132; SONY - Italia; Classica da camera Piano

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lang Lang plays Chopin's solo piano works 12 Jan 2013
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The disc is a gem, the performance is riveting; a 50 minutes DVD charting Lang Lang's career from age 12 through today is a magnificent extra bonus.

The disc is a 2012 Berlin studio recording on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese brilliant pianist and concerns exclusively Chopin's solo piano compositions. The outcome of the combination of a brilliant pianist performing works of a great piano composer is a glittering gem.

Lang Lang has a long association and fascination with Chopin:

For 25 of Lang Lang's 30 years, Chopin has been a special companion; one of the first pieces he played was the Chopin Grande Valse brilliante op.18 included in the disc: the pianist was then five.

One of the turning points in Lang Lang's career was when he took first prize at Germany's Ettlingen competition for Young Pianists playing Chopin music. That was in 1994 when Lang Lang was 12. The following year, 1995, was possibly the most defining in Lang Lang's young career. He took part in the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, held that year in Sendai, Japan. He was awarded first prize playing Chopin's Second Piano Concerto.

The 200th anniversary of Chopin fell in 2010 and the composer featured even more in Lang Lang's repertoire that year.

The disc comprise all 12 Etudes of the second set of Etudes Op.25 which the young pianist performs with amazing dexterity and expressive power; three hauntingly beautiful Nocturnes; in addition to the already mentioned Grand Valse brilliante, the well known and beloved 'Minute' Waltz; and the glittering Grande Polonaise Brilliante Op.22 preceded by the favorite by the artist Andante Spianato for which he comments: 'it's like a peaceful lake with gentle waves on the surface - it's one of the most beautiful melodies there is to play in the entire piano literature.'

A disc to treasure in your disc collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Dec 2012
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Wonderful music from a truly great musician the "sleeve" is informative an so well produced. A must for any music lover,
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this fabulous CD 5 Dec 2012
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This CD is worth five stars because Lang Lang's interpretation and playing of the music is wonderful and great listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional display of talent 29 Aug 2013
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I've been on the fence about Lang Lang for several years but, having bought this album, my mind is made up. He is very talented and his interpretation of Chopin is excellent. As an amateur pianist I find Chopin frustratingly difficult and it sharpens my appreciation when I hear someone play it well, as Lang Lang does. I don't think the heavy rubato detracts from the quality - in fact it almost allows one to see Lang Lang at the piano. I especially like his solo Grande Polonaise - every note is clear and he isn't weighed down with the burden of an orchestra.

So if you prefer Rubenstein or Pollini, please go and buy their recordings. But open your mind a little and Lang Lang will impress you deeply.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lang Lang: The Chopin Album 9 Mar 2013
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A brilliant album in all ways that really shows how talented this pianist really is. Chopin lovers will find this a musical treasure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lang Lang : The Chopin Album 23 Jan 2013
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Reveals a more subtle side to Lang Lang than some of his previous material, such as his recent Liszt CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Given as a present. 17 Sep 2013
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The recipient was highly delighted with the album. She is a long time Lang Lang "fan" and really appreciates the music of Chopin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lang Lang The Chopin Album 8 Mar 2013
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A very fine + peaceful album for any classical novice. Not as passionate as the previous Liszt album which I loved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY!
Chopin soothes and calms and is great background music to whatever you are doing - at the computer, reading, etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. V. Jeffery
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Superb playing. Superb recording. A masterpiece. Excellent value. I play these discs endlessly and never tire of them. What a remarkable young man.
Published 2 months ago by Skylark
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chopin Album
Absolutely fabulous, a joy to watch and listen to. Lang Lang is the most beautiful pianist I have ever heard and this recording is up to standard.
Published 2 months ago by pollyjames
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Thanks very much. Cant really comment as I haven't heard it as it was a present but U havent had any complaints so presuming everything was fine:D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab!!
It couldn't be anything else! A dream to listen to on a long drive. Takes me to a different world.
Published 4 months ago by J. C. Comer
5.0 out of 5 stars Llang Llang : The Chopin Album.
This C.D. is a MUST for any lover of Chopin.The C.D. arrived within the specified time.Yhe C>D>was excellently packed for its journey.
Published 5 months ago by Mell
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album
I love Lang Lang and his performances. This is a delightful album to add to my collection and I would recommend it to everyone.
Published 5 months ago by M. E. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Not 'alf bad
Beautifully and skillfully played. Am a recent vinyl appreciator - glad to have this in my collection. On vinyl, buy it!
Published 9 months ago by Tanya
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