Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Yuja Wang (piano) / Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 17 March 2011

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"She tackles the popular "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2" with an ease that betrays her deep familiarity with the material; but it's the confident way she deals with the challenging "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"...that most impresses here...It's all hand-led with industrious grace by Wang." The Independent, 11th March 2011

Wang, Gramophone's "Young Artist of the Year" in 2009 joins the legendary maestro, Claudio Abbado on her first orchestral album and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

To the challenging Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2, she adds the daunting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

"Whereas many pianists try to dominate this set of variations, she worked with it. This approach simply gave more punch to the places in which the piano should jump out of the texture" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Tracks:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18