Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Piano Concerto No. 2

"The latest young pianist from China to excite classical music audiences and earn raves from critics is the 24-year-old Yuja Wang, a distinctive artist with a comprehensive technique. That Ms. Wang is already a musician of consequence was made clear this year when Deutsche Grammophon released her first recording with an orchestra: performances of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Second Piano Concerto with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The conductor is Claudio Abbado, no less, a towering maestro who is extremely discriminating in his choice of collaborators. Ms. Wang’s virtuosity is stunning. ... Ms. Wang, who will make her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in October, can play anything" (Anthony Tommasini, "Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen," New York Times, 8/14/11).
View catalog record here!


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