Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lang Lang: The Chopin Album Review & Giveaway Ends 11/30/12 at 7 PM EST


Lang Lang "The Chopin Album"


I have really enjoyed this album.  I listen to it at work to calm me down and relax when I need to meditate.  I really do enjoy it.  I recommend it to all ages and anyone who is a music lover like myself.



Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, 27- year-old Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras. He began playing the piano at the age of three and had already won the Shenyang… Read more in Amazon's Lang Lang Store.

Track Listings

1. null: No. 1 in A-flat Major
2. null: No. 2 in F Minor
3. null: No. 3 in F Major
4. null: No. 4 in A Minor
5. null: No. 5 in E Minor
6. null: No. 6 in G-sharp Minor
7. null: No. 7 in C-sharp Minor
8. null: No. 8 in D-flat Major
9. null: No. 9 in G-flat Major
10. null: No. 10 in B Minor
11. null: No. 11 in A Minor
12. null: No. 12 in C Minor
13. Nocturne op. 55, No. 2 in E-flat Major
14. Nocturne op. 15, No. 1 in F Major
15. Grande Valse Brillante op. 18, No. 1 in E-flat Major
16. null: Andante spianato
17. null: 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
20. Tristesse (Oh Land version)

Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Chopin "speaks with such a universal voice," says Lang Lang. "I genuinely believe he's a true ambassador for classical music among the great composers. He appeals to everyone."

One of the first pieces Lang Lang learned was the Grande Valse brillante in E-flat major op. 18 (included on this album), and it was Chopin's music that also carried him through a number of career-changing competitions, including Ettlingen (Germany) in 1994 and the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Sendai (Japan) in 1995, when he took First Prize performing Chopin's Second Piano Concerto. And it was with the Chopin Etudes that Lang Lang made his now-renowned Beijing Concert Hall recital at age 14 a performance that led to his studying with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. The Chopin Album includes the second set of Chopin's Etudes (op. 25), the Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise and a selection of shorter works that he has long enjoyed performing, including three Nocturnes and the Waltz op. 64 no. 1, popularly known as the "Minute" Waltz. 
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/\Heather/\ said... 10
I love classical music. This looks like it's right up my alley!


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Linda Ridener Dickson said...
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Linda Ridener Dickson said...

I love Chopin and Lang Lang

Rusty said...

This would be wonderful music to just sit and listen to or have on in the background while I'm working around the house. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

I would like this for my yoga sessions!

peterg201 said...

need this music to help me relax from the stress of the holidays

MizVickik said...

I heard about him on NPR and he sounds great!

/\Heather/\ said...

I love classical music. This looks like it's right up my alley!

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I want to win this CD because it sounds very interesting!

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Atreau said...

I'd love to win because I love Chopin's music.

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I would like to win because I enjoy Chopin's music.

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Gianna said...

I'm a huge chopin fan and would love to hear his take on his music.