Week of February 1, 2010
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
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PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS: mvts III & IV from Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 -Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor (Denon 7296) Recorded in 1947
Yuja Wang may be a new name for you, but not for long. This 22-year-old Beijing-born pianist is The Next Big Thing. After hearing her play, we couldn't agree more with one critic who said, "to listen to and watch Wang is to be forced to re-think how well the piano can actually be played."
Wang getting a congratulatory hug from Vladimir Ashkenazy
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