Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Scriabin: Etudes

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
For his second Telarc recording, Lang Lang turns to that finger-busting warhorse, Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. Anyone who has heard the young Chinese pianist's debut recital knows that he is ready to face the work's technical challenges; what is surprising, perhaps, is how sensitive his interpretation is. The first thing you notice, after the unaffected presentation of the unadorned opening theme, is that Lang Lang pulls back to let the cellos sing the melody. The music he plays is accompanimental, after all, but few pianists are willing to step out of the spotlight, even when they should. The recording was made in concert at the famous London Proms, and...
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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
For his second Telarc recording, Lang Lang turns to that finger-busting warhorse, Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. Anyone who has heard the young Chinese pianist's debut recital knows that he is ready to face the work's technical challenges; what is surprising, perhaps, is how sensitive his interpretation is. The first thing you notice, after the unaffected presentation of the unadorned opening theme, is that Lang Lang pulls back to let the cellos sing the melody. The music he plays is accompanimental, after all, but few pianists are willing to step out of the spotlight, even when they should. The recording was made in concert at the famous London Proms, and the frisson of a live performance is palpable. Lang Lang is not as volatile a personality as, say, Martha Argerich, whose live recording throws all caution to the wind. Instead, he phrases in generous, long-breathed musical paragraphs. But the sparks do fly, particularly in the torrential first movement cadenza and the glittering finale. The disc also includes a set of ten Scriabin études, recorded at Oberlin College. Lang Lang is not always sufficiently rapturous here, but his virtuosity provides ample pleasure. Still a teenager, this young musician goes from strength to strength; one can only imagine the heights he will scale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408058226
  • Catalog Number: 80582
  • Sales rank: 116,168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Yuri Temirkanov (43:40)
  2. 2 Liu Yang River, folksong - arranged for piano - Chinese Traditional & Lang Lang (3:46)
  3. 3 Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (2:46)
  4. 4 Etude for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 8/2 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (1:43)
  5. 5 Etude for piano in B minor, Op. 8/3 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (1:51)
  6. 6 Etude for piano in A flat major, Op. 8/8 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (3:50)
  7. 7 Etude for piano in D flat major, Op. 8/10 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (1:55)
  8. 8 Etude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 8/11 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (4:10)
  9. 9 Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (2:29)
  10. 10 Etude for piano in F sharp major, Op. 42/4 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (2:45)
  11. 11 Etude for piano in F sharp major, Op. 42/3 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (0:53)
  12. 12 Etude for piano in G major, Op. 65/3 - Alexander Scriabin & Lang Lang (1:53)
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Lang Lang Primary Artist
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