by Yuja Wang, Claudio Abbado


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Yuja Wang joins legendary maestro Claudio Abbado on her first orchestral album. To the challenging Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2, she adds the daunting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. This, the composer's last composition for piano and orchestra, is the keystone of his symphonic oeuvre.

Yuja Wang, Gramophone's “Young Artist of the Year” 2009, hearkens to the no-holds-barred pianistic sensations of the 19th century. “Whereas many pianists try to dominate this set of variations, she worked with it. This approach simply gave more punch to the places in which the piano should jump out of the texture.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- From the Label

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Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947795513
catalogNumber: 001533802
Rank: 45206


  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  2. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43

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