Lang Lang, Repin, Maisky – Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov – Piano Trio – 2009
Artist:Lang Lang, Repin, Maisky
Title:Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov – Piano Trio
Year Of Release:2009
Genre:Classical > Chamber Music
Total Size:328 Mb
WebSite:Album PreviewLang Lang revisits giants of Russia's Romantic musical soul, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, to reveal another side of his prodigious talent–his finesse as a collegial interpreter of chamber music. This release, Lang Lang`s first ever chamber music recording, also features two giants of their instruments: Vadim Repin on violin and Mischa Maisky on cello. Lang Lang could not be in better company to reveal the inexhaustible inventiveness of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50 or the tender consolations of Rachmaninov's Trio élégiaque no. 1 in G-minor, a short early masterpiece composed before Rachmaninov was twenty.
Lang Lang's rare forays into chamber music have been extolled by the press. The critic for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung described his concert experience as "almost like seeing a newborn Lang Lang." Famous for his dynamic, impetuous, hair-raising virtuoso solo turns, Lang Lang unveils a fascinating facet of his musical make-up: he is a team player on the highest possible level.
Tchaikovsky composed the expansive Piano Trio in A minor, "In memory of a great artist," to commemorate the death of his friend and mentor, Nikolai Rubinstein. The only major piece Tchaikovsky composed in 1881, the A minor's unusual form reinvented the genre. Conceived in two long movements, its short variations in the second are colorful evocations of Rubinstein's personality. Before composing it, Tchaikovsky was convinced that piano and strings, given their dissimilar sounds, were incompatible in small ensembles. The completed Trio in A minor happily proved him wrong.
About the Artist
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 Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the top American orchestras. Testimony to his success, Lang Lang recently appeared in the 2009 Time 100 – Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, over 5 billion people viewed Lang Lang's performance in Beijing's . . . opening ceremony for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and future of China. This status has inspired over 35 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano – a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as "the Lang Lang effect." Recognizing Lang Lang's powerful cultural influence, in 2008, the Recording Academy named him their Cultural Ambassador to China. Most recently, Lang Lang has been chosen as an official worldwide ambassador to the 2010 Shanghai Expo.
Lang Lang has made it his mission to share classical music around the world, with an emphasis on training children and young musicians through education and outreach programs. To that effect, in October 2008 he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in New York with the support of the Grammy's and UNICEF. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation was created enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to inspire and financially support the next generation of musicians. In May 2009, Lang Lang and his three chosen scholars from the foundation – aged between 8 and 10 years old – performed together on The Oprah Winfrey Show on "Oprah's Search for the World's Most Smartest and Most Talented Kids."
Lang Lang also continues to give master classes regularly throughout the world at the invitation of the most prestigious music institutions, including the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and Hanover Conservatory, as well as all the top conservatories of China where he holds honorary professorships. He has held music residencies in Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, London, Rome and Stockholm, which include master classes for exceptional students. In addition to his numerous commitments, Lang Lang holds the title of the first Ambassador of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. His role in this groundbreaking project created by YouTube and Google reflects his devotion to building new audiences and bringing classical music to young people worldwide.
In 2008, his biography, Journey of a Thousand Miles, published by Random House in eight languages, was released to critical acclaim. As part of his commitment to the education of children, he released a version of his autobiography specifically for younger readers, entitled Playing with Flying Keys.
In 2010, Lang Lang continues his busy touring schedule around the world, and will be a featured highlight of the Carnegie Hall China Festival this Fall. Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed Lang Lang's performances in open-air concerts in parks and venues around the globe, including New York City's Central Park, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Chicago's Ravinia Festival, Theaterplatz in Dresden and Hamburg's Derby Park. In December 2007, Lang Lang was guest soloist at the Nobel Prize concert in Stockholm, an event attended by the Nobel Laureates and members of the Royal Family. Collaborating with Maestro Seiji Ozawa, he appeared at the New Year's Eve gala opening for the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He participated in the opening concert at Munich's Olympic Stadium with Mariss Janson, marking the commencement of the World Cup and in a celebratory concert for the closing of '08 Euro Cup finals Lang Lang played with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta in front of Schönbrunn Palace.
Lang Lang has become the face and vision for numerous global campaigns. Following, Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock's performance at the 50th Grammy Awards, the pair have recorded a new commercial entitled "Heart" for United Airlines, featuring their rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Steinway has recognized Lang Lang's popularity with children, by creating five versions of the "Lang LangTM Steinway" designed for early music education. This is the first time in its 150-year history that Steinway has ever used an artist's name to produce pianos. Lang Lang is global brand ambassador for Sony Electronics with whom he anticipates achieving innovative and creative possibilities for the future. He has also collaborated with Adidas, creating a limited edition "Gazelle" shoe in his name and continues his honored relationship with Audi Automobiles as their global brand ambassador. He recently signed on to represent Aegon's worldwide financial services. When in Berlin, Lang Lang stays at the grand hotel The Ritz-Carlton and in California, his official home is Shutters on the Beach hotel.
01 – Rachmaninov – Trio elegiaque No.1 in G minor (14:56)
02 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 1. Pezzo elegiaco Moderato assai-Allegro giusto (19:06)
03 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Tema con variazioni Andante con moto (1:04)
04 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.1 L'istesso tempo (0:48)
05 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.2 Piu mosso (0:34)
06 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.3 Allegro moderato (0:50)
07 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.4 L'istesso tempo (1:08)
08 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.5 L'istesso tempo (0:28)
09 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.6 Tempo di valse (2:48)
10 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.7 Allegro moderato (1:18)
11 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.8 Fuga (Allegro moderato) (2:38)
12 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.9 Andante flebile, ma non tanto (3:01)
13 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.10 Tempo di mazurka (1:49)
14 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 2. Var.11 Moderato (1:57)
15 – Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco (11:43)
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