Prokofiev 3; Bartók 2 - Lang Lang (piano); Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Simon Rattle (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101
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Lang Lang's reputation as a flamboyant, even pugilistic, pianist precedes him, and his repertoire certainly reflects his flashy, muscular style of playing. Hearing him in Sergey Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major and Béla Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2, one will be confirmed in the belief that he is best in hard-hitting and resilient pieces with strong rhythms, loud dynamics, and bravura passagework. This is not to say he is insensitive or incapable of playing gently and delicately at soft levels; for proof that he ...

Prokofiev 3; Bartók 2 2013, Sony Classical

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