Lang Lang – Lang Lang in Paris. Chopin & Tchaikovsky (2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Lang Lang – Lang Lang in Paris. Chopin & Tchaikovsky (2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:26:31 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Lang Lang & Chopin have long been a winning combination, with the 2012 release of The Chopin Album being his most successful Sony album to date. Already celebrated worldwide for his Chopin interpretation, Lang Lang selects the four virtuosic and well known “Scherzi” to display his interpretative ability and renowned technical command.

This new release, Lang Lang in Paris, also champions the rarer Tchaikovsky “Seasons”. Tchaikovsky has also featured prominently in Lang Lang’s career – most notably in his international breakthrough at age 17 performing Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto at Ravinia’s “Gala of the Century” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Having performed this recital programme all over the world, Lang Lang felt it was the right time for him to record it in Paris – a city he loves & feels at home in.

„The complete set of Chopin four Scherzos could take everything that Lang threw at them – the wild, impressive extroverted flourishes, the melting touch that he applied to the Trio sections, a gorgeous rippling waterfall effect in the third Scherzo, the bombs-away codas.“ (Los Angeles Times)

„Lang Lang’s intricate and athletic finger-work did them (Chopin Scherzi) full justice: there was no blurring, every line was cleanly etched, and the range of colours he coaxed from his Steinway was dazzling.“ (London Evening Standard)


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
1 Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 10:56
2 Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 3 110:39
3 Scherzo No.3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39 07:17
4 Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 12:22

Pjotr Iljitch Tschaikowski (1840-1893)
The Seasons Op. 37a
5 I. January: At the Fireside 05:29
6 II. February: Carnival 03:03
7 III. March: Song of the Lark 02:43
8 IV. April: Snowdrop 03:14
9 V. May: Starlit Nights 05:25
10 VI. June: Barcarolle 05:39
11 VII. July: Song of the Reaper 01:21
12 VIII. August: Harvest 03:23
13 IX. September: The Hunt 02:28
14 X. October: Autumn Song 05:40
15 XI. November: Troika 02:54
16 XII. December: Christmas 03:34

Lang Lang, piano