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Piano Book is a compilation of post-Bach piano music’s greatest hits. Lang Lang puts together a retrospective anthology beginning with J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C major from the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier. The piece, in fully written arpeggio, which every piano student has studied to practice fingering, articulations, and harmonic tiering is followed by Beethoven’s Lettre à Elise. Lang Lang then invites Mendelssohn (La Fileuse), Chopin (15th Prelude from Opus 28), and Mozart (Allegro from Sonata "Semplice" or Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman") The record also includes lesser-known repertoire from such composers as Badarzewska-Baranowska, Czerny, or Clementi and a few Chinese classic and traditional / popular songs from diverse parts of the world.


Lang Lang has fun, especially when he plays French music. Performing Debussy’s Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum, he enjoys each afterbeat, plays with the basses, and even sings. © Qobuz

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The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
1. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 00:02:19

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, "Für Elise", WoO 59 00:03:26

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
Richter: The Departure 00:02:31

Max Richter, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Debussy: Rêverie, L. 68 00:05:29

Claude Debussy, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

17
Huang: The Merry Shepherd Boy 00:01:33

Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Hu-Wei Huang, Composer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
Sakamoto: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Arr. for Piano) 00:05:36

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

19
Badarzewska-Baranowska: The Maiden's Prayer, Op. 4 00:04:26

Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Tekla Badarzewska-Baranowska, Composer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

33
Petzold: Minuet No. 1 in G Major (Formerly Attrib. J.S. Bach as BWV Anh. 114) 00:01:44

Christian Petzold, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

35
de Lulli: The Celebrated Chop Waltz "Chopsticks" 00:02:09

Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Arthur de Lulli, Composer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

36
Traditional: Jasmine Flower (Arr. Schindler for Piano) 00:06:44

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Peter Schindler, Arranger, Work Arranger - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

38
Traditional: Limu, limu, lima (Arr. Schindler for Piano) 00:05:35

Traditional, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Peter Schindler, Arranger, Work Arranger - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Oulton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

40
Traditional: Arirang (Arr. Schindler for Piano) 00:03:59

Traditional, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Peter Schindler, Arranger, Work Arranger - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

41
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag 00:03:27

Scott Joplin, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Oulton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

44
Petzold: Minuet No. 2 in G Minor (Formerly Attrib. J.S. Bach as BWV Anh. 115) 00:01:56

Christian Petzold, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Lieder ohne worte, Op. 67 (Felix Mendelssohn)

4
4. Presto "Spinning Song" 00:01:49

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Suite bergamasque, L. 75 (Claude Debussy)

5
3. Clair de lune 00:06:47

Claude Debussy, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Children's Corner, L. 113 (Claude Debussy)

6
1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 00:02:47

Claude Debussy, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189 (Frédéric Chopin)

7
15. Sostenuto in D-Flat Major, C. 180 "Raindrop Prelude" 00:06:34

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Sonata facile" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

8
1. Allegro 00:04:54

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonatina No. 1 in C Major, Op. 36 (Muzio Clementi)

9
2. Andante 00:01:31

Muzio CLEMENTI, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

The School of Velocity, Op. 299 (Carl Czerny)

10
1. Presto 00:00:34

Carl Czerny, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Six Pieces for Piano, Volume 2 (Yann Tiersen)

11
4. La Valse d'Amélie 00:02:50

Yann Tiersen, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6 Moments Musicaux, op. 94, D. 780 (Franz Schubert)

13
3. Allegro moderato 00:02:02

Franz Schubert, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Lyric Pieces Book III, Op. 43 (Edvard Grieg)

14
6. To Spring 00:03:59

Edvard Grieg, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 / Part 1: Für Kleinere (Robert Schumann)

15
8. Wilder Reiter 00:00:35

Robert Schumann, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Villageoises: Six petites pièces enfantines pour piano, FP 65 (Francis Poulenc)

16
2. Staccato 00:00:44

Francis Poulenc, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

20
Tema (“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) 00:00:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

21
Variation 1 00:00:31

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

22
Variation 2 00:00:32

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

23
Variation 3 00:00:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

24
Variation 4 00:00:34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

25
Variation 5 00:00:33

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

26
Variation 6 00:00:30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

27
Variation 7 00:00:33

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

28
Variation 8 00:00:44

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

29
Variation 9 00:00:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

30
Variation 10 00:00:32

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

31
Variation 11 00:02:29

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

32
Variation 12 00:01:27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Wild Swans Suite (Elena Kats-Chernin)

34
2. Eliza Aria (Arr. for Piano) 00:03:09

Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Elena Kats-Chernin, Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Danzas argentinas, op. 2 (Alberto Ginastera)

37
2. Danza de la moza donosa 00:04:00

Alberto Ginastera, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" (Edward Elgar)

39
No. 9 "Nimrod" (Arr. Elgar for Piano) 00:04:18

Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Oulton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

42
21. Sweet Dreams 00:02:39

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Children's Album for Piano, Book I (Aram Ilyitch Khatchaturian)

43
1. Andantino "Ivan Sings" 00:01:35

Aram Khachaturian, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Piano Sonatina in C Major, Op. 20 No. 1 (Friedrich Kuhlau)

45
1. Allegro 00:03:04

Friedrich Kuhlau, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

46
2. Andante 00:03:03

Friedrich Kuhlau, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

47
3. Rondo. Allegro 00:02:47

Friedrich Kuhlau, Composer - Lang Lang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Alder, Producer - Philip Krause, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peifeng Ma, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Xinyi Zhou, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

Piano Book is a compilation of post-Bach piano music’s greatest hits. Lang Lang puts together a retrospective anthology beginning with J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C major from the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier. The piece, in fully written arpeggio, which every piano student has studied to practice fingering, articulations, and harmonic tiering is followed by Beethoven’s Lettre à Elise. Lang Lang then invites Mendelssohn (La Fileuse), Chopin (15th Prelude from Opus 28), and Mozart (Allegro from Sonata "Semplice" or Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman") The record also includes lesser-known repertoire from such composers as Badarzewska-Baranowska, Czerny, or Clementi and a few Chinese classic and traditional / popular songs from diverse parts of the world.


Lang Lang has fun, especially when he plays French music. Performing Debussy’s Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum, he enjoys each afterbeat, plays with the basses, and even sings. © Qobuz

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