Live at Carnegie Hall (Bonus CD)

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Lang Lang, the affable young Chinese pianist with a blazing technique and charm to spare, presents his Carnegie Hall debut recital, recorded on November 7, 2003 before a capacity audience. The two-disc set features music by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, and other classical masters, as well as works from Lang Lang's homeland, including a contemporary piece by Tan Dun (the composer behind the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the traditional "Competition of the Two Horses," featuring the pianist's father Guo-ren on the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument.
Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Imagine stepping out onto the stage of Carnegie ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Lang Lang, the affable young Chinese pianist with a blazing technique and charm to spare, presents his Carnegie Hall debut recital, recorded on November 7, 2003 before a capacity audience. The two-disc set features music by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, and other classical masters, as well as works from Lang Lang's homeland, including a contemporary piece by Tan Dun (the composer behind the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the traditional "Competition of the Two Horses," featuring the pianist's father Guo-ren on the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument.
Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Imagine stepping out onto the stage of Carnegie Hall at the tender age of 21 for your solo recital debut. Now, imagine that the place is sold out, all of musical New York is waiting expectantly, and one of the world's most prestigious classical record labels has a battery of microphones at the ready. Only Lang Lang knows how he felt as he walked across those well-worn floorboards, but on the recording, his opening work -- Schumann's "Abegg" Variations -- comes off as if he had been playing at Carnegie all his life: utterly poised and confident, full of delicacy and ardor. And like the first CD he released a recital for Telarc recorded live at Tanglewood, the Chinese pianist's Carnegie program is wide-ranging. Perhaps he wanted to show that he can play everything -- a Classical-era sonata, Romantic warhorses, and a contemporary work. Of course, some things are more convincing than others. His Haydn is sparkling and quick-witted but a little slick when compared with, say, Alfred Brendel's more rustic and sagacious humor. And while one expects Liszt to be full of virtuoso flash, Lang Lang's hair-raising performance of the Don Juan Reminiscences based on themes from Mozart's opera is occasionally too uproarious for its own good. On the other hand, he brings refreshing airiness to Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy, finding lightness and grace where most pianists simply pound away. Also memorable is the Eight Memories in Watercolor by Tan Dun of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame, a vivid, Impressionistic take on some old Chinese folk tunes -- think Debussy in Peking! DG offers the entire recital on two discs, including a pair of familiar encores Schumann's "Träumerei" and Liszt's third "Liebestraum", a duet in which Lang Lang is joined by his father a virtuoso on the erhu, a traditional Chinese violin, as well as lots of vociferous and well-earned applause. An auspicious event, captured for posterity.
New York Times - James R. Oestreich
The acid test for me is Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy [which] can often seem the one time that Schubert succumbed to easy, empty virtuosity. Yet what impresses most in Mr. Lang's performance, virtuosic as it is, is the soulful lyricism of the quieter moments.

The acid test for me is Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy [which] can often seem the one time that Schubert succumbed to easy, empty virtuosity. Yet what impresses most in Mr. Lang's performance, virtuosic as it is, is the soulful lyricism of the quieter moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2004
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947482024
  • Catalog Number: 000204702
  • Sales rank: 94,983

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Applause - Martin Engstrom & Recorded Sound (0:26)
  2. 2 Variations on the name "Abegg," for piano in F major, Op. 1 - Robert Schumann & Martin Engstrom (8:18)
  3. 3–5 Keyboard Sonata in C major, H. 16/50 - Martin Engstrom & Franz Joseph Haydn (15:09)
  4. 6–9 Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer"), D. 760 (Op. 15) - Franz Schubert & Martin Engstrom (22:48)
  5. 10–17 Eight Memories in Watercolor, for piano, Op. 1 - Tan Dun & Martin Engstrom (14:53)
  6. 11 Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115 - Frédéric Chopin & Martin Engstrom (6:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Réminiscences de Don Juan (I & II), for piano (after Mozart: Don Giovanni), S. 418 (LW A80) - Franz Liszt & Martin Engstrom (16:23)
  2. 2 Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7 - Robert Schumann & Martin Engstrom (4:10)
  3. 3 Horses, for erhu & piano (after Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing & Shen Li Quon) - Martin Engstrom & Lang Lang / Lang Guo-Ren (2:51)
  4. 4 Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) - Franz Liszt & Martin Engstrom (5:45)
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Lang Lang Primary Artist
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