Stereophile August 2007 Recording of the Month! Four stars for performance and sonics!
Lang Lang is backed by the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Christoph Eschenbach
for these Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 by Beethoven.
Here is Lang Lang's first Beethoven recording, partnered by conductor-pianist
Christoph Eschenbach, his mentor and ideal collaborator.
"...extraordinary intensity... It was as though this young musician had
already digested everything about the composer and taken it to a new,
transcendent level of understanding... A thrilling experience" - The
Independent, London, reviewing Lang Lang in a live performance of Beethoven's
Concerto No. 4.
"Lang Lang is a phenomenon, no doubt about it." - The Washington Post
"The more I listen to him, the more I'm convinced that Lang Lang was born to
play Beethoven." - Christoph Eschenbach
"This new CD is Lang's first recorded brush with Beethoven, and it is a
success...these are beautifully realized readings by a brilliant young pianist."
- Robert Levine, Stereophile Magazine, August 2007
Lang Lang, piano
Orchestre de Paris
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
2. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58