Live in Vienna - Lang Lang (piano)
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  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3
  2. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57
  3. Iberia Suite for piano, B. 47, Book 1
  4. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major ("War Sonata 2/Stalingrad"), Op. 83
  5. Etude for piano No. 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
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  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3
  2. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57
  3. Iberia Suite for piano, B. 47, Book 1
  4. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major ("War Sonata 2/Stalingrad"), Op. 83
  5. Etude for piano No. 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
  6. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  7. Waltz for piano No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208
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This Lang Lang disc presents a live performance, a recital at the very citadel of musical conservatism, the Musikvereinsaal in Vienna. The pianist must have taken it as a special challenge, for he altered his usual repertoire somewhat and toned down his crowd-pleasing flamboyant ways. Not that they disappear entirely; the booklet is adorned with pictures of Lang lifting his arms above the keyboard, gazing skyward, and so on. But half the program is devoted to Beethoven, not Lang's usual style, and the two sonatas heard here ...

Live in Vienna 2010, Sony Classical

UPC: 886977190124

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