Lang Lang Live In Vienna 2CD & DVD
TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3/5 Sonics Sonics in the January 2011 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Sony Classical is proud to release "Live In Vienna" from the world-renowned
pianist Lang Lang, one of the most thrilling and inspiring musicians of our
"Lang Lang, at 28, is a superstar... Lang Lang can play anything without
embarrassing himself." - Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, January 2011
Recorded in Vienna's legendary Musikverein concert hall, this release represents
Lang Lang's second live recorded recital to date after the best-selling Live at
Carnegie Hall, in 2004, which marked his international breakthrough as a
The program for his Sony debut features Lang Lang's first-ever recording of
Beethoven sonatas: The famous "Appassionata", a milestone in the piano
literature, is paired with the composer's youthful C Major Sonata Op. 2, No. 3.
Virtuosity of a different order is displayed in Albeniz's impressionistic
memories of his native Spain in Book 1 of "Iberia". The program closes with one
of Prokofiev's explosive War Sonatas, the revolutionary Seventh Sonata. Finally,
to celebrate the Chopin Bicentennial we hear three encores of this Polish
genius's most popular works: the "Aeolian Harp" Etude, the "Heroic" Polonaise in
A-flat Major, and the sparkling Grande Valse Brillante No. 2.
In 2009 Time Magazine included Lang Lang in their list of the 100 Most
Influential People in the world.
Lang Lang's popularity has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to
play classical piano - a phenomenon coined by the Today Show as "the Lang Lang
Steinway created five versions of the "Lang Lang 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.
"Hottest artist on the classical music planet" - New York Times
This deluxe edition features a hard-cover 70-page product on 2 CDs with bonus
DVD. The DVD contents include an edited interview with Lang Lang, a mini-trailer
and some excerpts from the concert.
• Limited Deluxe Edition
• 2 CDs presenting over 100 minutes of music
• Bonus DVD with concert highlights
• Deluxe booklet including photo documentary
• Made in the EU
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
1. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 2
2. Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
3. Iberia Book 1
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
4. Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
5. Etude, Op. 25, No. 1
6. Polonaise No. 6, Op. 53 "Heroic"
7. "Grande Valse Brillante" No. 2 Op. 34, No. 1
Promotional Trailor & Excerpts from the Concert