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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16 (Live From Caracas 2013)

Yuja Wang, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel

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Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30  
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1. Allegro ma non tanto (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
15:50
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2. Intermezzo (Adagio) (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
10:38
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3. Finale (Alla breve) (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
14:20
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16  
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1. Andantino (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergei Prokofiev; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
11:02
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2. Scherzo (Vivace) (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergei Prokofiev; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
2:22
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3. Intermezzo (Allegro moderato) (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergei Prokofiev; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
6:35
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4. Finale (Allegro tempestoso) (Live From Caracas 2013)
Sergei Prokofiev; Yuja Wang; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel
11:08
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:55
"... knockout performances of two of the most difficult concertos in the repertory."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"... powerful playing ... the monstrously difficult cadenza in the Prokofiev seems like child's play in her hands."
- Pianist

“Editor's Choice: a very special talent indeed ... a wonderfully gifted and thoughtful musician, capable of both superb technical artistry and emotional reflection.”
- Gramophone

Yuja Wang brings a fantastic and youthful energy to this 2013 live recording, featuring her spritely, lively and highly focussed rendition of Prokofiev's Op. 16 concerto which displays her deep understanding of the work. Joined by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Wang dazzles and delights, combining passion, excitement, intensity and flawless technique.

"I recorded those composers because I feel I’m confident enough now to record them. But Prokofiev, I feel very close to because he’s really naughty and sarcastic with all those really edgy, saucy colours."
- Yuja Wang
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive producer: Ute Fesquet
Producer: Sid McLauchlan
Recording engineer (Tonmeister): Stephan Flock (EBS)
Assistant engineer: Andrea Arenas
Sound technician: Alejandro Lavado
Piano technician: Martin Henn
Project coordinator: Burkhard Bartsch
Recorded and mastered by Emil Berliner Studios
Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Booklet editor: Eva Zöllner
Cover photo: (C) Leila Méndez
Artist photos: (C) Nohely Oliveros (pp. 3, 4, 5, 9); (C) Harald Hoffmann (p. 7); (C) Leila Méndez (p. 11),
Photos of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (C) akg-images
Art direction: Merle Kersten
Design: Fred Münzmaier

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