Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - CD's / CD's
The Berlin Album - Yuja Wang's impassioned survey of landmark works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti and Prokofiev
Yuja Wang stirs memories of legendary artists with interpretations of boundless imagination, jaw-dropping technical command and transcendent power
Companion EP captures beauty and eloquence of Yuja Wang's Berlin encore pieces.
Yuja Wang's philosophy of music is both simple and profoundly complex. “I want to relate all life to music,” she recently told veteran British critic Fiona Maddocks. The Beijing-born pianist's latest album for Deutsche Grammophon, set for international release on 23 November 2018, captures the white heat of solo works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Ligeti, a trio of Russians together with one of the late 20th-century's greatest composers. The Berlin Recital was recorded live this summer at the Berlin Philharmonie's Kammermusiksaal during Yuja's extensive solo tour of North America and Europe. The Yellow Label also recorded her sublime series of Berlin encore pieces to form a separate EP, which spans everything from the riffs and roulades of Nikolai Kapustin's jazz-tinged Toccatina to Earl Wild's sonorous transcription of the Pas de Quatre from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
Gramophone Magazine December 2018 Editor's Choice
Gramophone Awards 2019 Winner - Instrumental
Grammy Awards 62nd Awards (2020) Nominee - Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Yuja Wang (piano)
Ligeti, György (1923-2006)
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeievitch (1891-1953)
Rachmaninov, Sergey Vassilievich (1873-1943)
Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevich (1872-1915)
Ligeti: Étude No. 1 'Désordre'
Ligeti: Étude No. 3 'Touches bloquées'
Ligeti: Étude No. 9 'Vertige'
Ligeti: Études Pour Piano
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84
Rachmaninov: Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 3 in C minor
Rachmaninov: Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 1 in C minor
Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70
Publication date: 2018-11-23