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Widely acclaimed as an exceptional interpreter of the music of Liszt, pianist Nelson Freire plays his own wide-ranging selection of works by the great composer-pianist, from the grandly opulent early works to the bittersweet melodies of his later years. Check Our Catalog

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Yundi: Chopin: Nocturnes

“Yundi Li is among the most acclaimed and popular Classical pianists of his generation, ranked behind only Lang Lang as the best-known pianist to have emerged from China. In time, however, he may well surpass his compatriot as the leading Chinese pianist of the twenty first century.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Nelson Freire is among the most admired pianists of his generation, having played with the leading orchestras and conductors in the most prestigious recital halls, and in collaboration with the finest violinists, cellists, and fellow pianists.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Dmitry Shostakovich was a Russian composer whose symphonies and quartets, numbering 15 each, are among the greatest examples of these classic forms from the twentieth century. His style evolved from the brash humor and experimental character of his first period, exemplified by the operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, into both the more [...]

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“Perahia is often described as a “musician’s musician,” one who does not adopt a virtuoso persona but performs with a distinctive directness, without exaggerated or demonstrative gestures. His playing is clean and meticulous, his sound cool, transparent, sparkling, and exquisitely shaded.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Pianist Simone Dinnerstein is one of the fastest rising performers of the early 21st century, with a flourishing international career as a soloist and a number of popular and award-winning recordings to her credit. Although her repertoire is broad, ranging from the Baroque to contemporary premieres, she has gained a reputation as a musician with [...]

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“Dmitry Shostakovich was a Russian composer whose symphonies and quartets…are among the greatest examples of these classic forms from the twentieth century. His style evolved from the brash humor and experimental character of his first period, exemplified by the operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, into both the more introverted melancholy and nationalistic [...]

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Lang Lang: Live in Vienna

Check Our Catalog “The Manchurian pianist Lang Lang made a remarkable impression on the music world as a potentially great classical pianist before reaching the age of 20. In September 1996, he was invited to perform at the inaugural concert of the China Symphony Orchestra with President Jiang Ze Min as guest of honor. He [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Murray Perahia is one of the few genuine stars of the piano…The inner dissonances that make themselves known to anyone who plays Bach seriously are all exposed here, taken slowly and gracefully enough that they seem to hang in the air.”–All Music Guide

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Chopin: Piano Concertos

Check Our Catalog The long-awaited and highly anticipated recording of Lang Lang performing Chopin’s Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 has arrived. Both concertos are among the most beloved in the repertoire and Lang Lang’s many concert performances frequently receive the highest praise. Lang Lang is joined by Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic in [...]

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