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Lang Lang

Piano Book (Deluxe 2CD)

With this collection, Lang Lang goes back to his first love - to the pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place. Rediscovering the most popular and accessible pieces written for learners and lovers of the piano, this album is a journey; of inspiration, of discovery, fantasy and learning. It is a moment for Lang Lang to illuminate these classic pieces as the masterworks they truly are. It is also a reflection on the music that influenced him most during his early childhood, later in life coping with difficult moments, and working with young piano learners around the world.

Music can change lives and Piano Book tells this story.

“I dedicate this album to my wonderful piano students and all my friends around the world who love the piano as much as I do.” – Lang Lang

Deluxe version includes extra tracks include popular piano pieces from around the world in a 2CD digipack format with a 32 page booklet.

    CD 1

    1. J.S. Bach: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 [The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869]
    2. Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
    3. Richter: The Departure
    4. Mendelssohn: 4. Presto "Spinning Song" [Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67]
    5. Debussy: 3. Clair de lune [Suite bergamasque, L. 75]
    6. Debussy: 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum [Children's Corner, L. 113]
    7. Chopin: 15. Sostenuto in D-Flat Major, C. 180 "Raindrop" [24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189]
    8. Mozart: 1. Allegro [Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Sonata facile"]
    9. Clementi: 2. Andante [Sonatina No. 1 in C Major, Op. 36]
    10. Czerny: 1. Presto [The School of Velocity, Op. 299]
    11. Tiersen: 4. La Valse d'Amélie [Six Pieces for Piano, Volume 2]
    12. Debussy: Rêverie, L. 68
    13. Schubert: 3. Allegro moderato [6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780]
    14. Grieg: 6. To Spring [Lyric Pieces Book III, Op. 43]
    15. Schumann: 8. Wilder Reiter [Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 / Part 1: Für Kleinere]
    16. Poulenc: 2. Staccato [Villageoises: Six petites pièces enfantines pour piano, FP 65]
    17. Huang: The Merry Shepherd Boy
    18. Sakamoto: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Arr. for Piano)
    19. Badarzewska-Baranowska: The Maiden's Prayer, Op. 4
    20. 20.- 32. Mozart: Tema [12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265]
    21. J.S. Bach: Minuet No. 1 in G Major, BWV Suppl. 114

    CD 2

    1. Kats-Chernin: 2. Eliza Aria (Arr. for Piano) [Wild Swans Suite]
    2. De Lulli: The Celebrated Chop Waltz
    3. Traditional: Jasmine Flower (Arr. for Piano Solo by Schindler)
    4. Ginastera: 2. Danza de la moza donosa [Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2]
    5. Traditional: Limu, limu, lima (Arr. by Schindler)
    6. Elgar: No. 9 "Nimrod" (Arr. for Solo Piano by Elgar) [Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"]
    7. Traditional: Arirang (Arr. for Piano Solo by Schindler)
    8. Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag