Lang Lang – Live at Carnegie Hall
Schubert & Liszt
Lang Lang's Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 marked a major step in his global career, showcasing a great deal more than just glittering technique and barnstorming virtuosity, as these two performances from the acclaimed event demonstrate. Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy might be so technically demanding that the composer was unable to play it, but at the same time its formal demands require a pianist with great analytical and structural awareness. Meanwhile, Liszt's Réminiscences du Don Juan work themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni – including the famous "La ci darem la mano" – into a diabolical fantasy that tests the mettle of every virtuoso pianist.
- Lang Lang (Piano)