Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert live from Madrid, Orquesta Nacional de Espana conducted by Josep Pons and featuring Chinese Piano whiz Lang Lang in music by Josep Soler, Liszt, Chopin and Wagner.
March 16, 2011

Lang Lang - heading into popstar territory.

Over to Madrid this week during the new concert season for Orquesta Nacional de Espana. This one recorded this past Sunday (March 13th) live and featuring piano virtuoso/popstar Lang Lang in music of Liszt and Chopin. The concert opens with a new work by Josep Soler and ends with orchestral excerpts from Wagner's Ring cycle (not a barn-burner performance of the Wagner, but you takes what you can get).

As always, the concert is broken up into two players with the first half of the concert (the Soler, Liszt and Chopin) on the top player and the second half taken up with the Wagner on the bottom player.

For you note takers:

Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España
Transmisión directa desde el Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid.

Part One - Josep SOLER: Dos poemas para orquesta 2010. LISZT: Concierto para piano y orquesta nº 1 en Mi bemol mayor, S. 124, R. 455. CHOPIN: Andante Spianato y Gran polonesa brillante en Mi bemol mayor, Op. 22.

Part Two -WAGNER: El anillo del Nibelungo (selec.).
Lang Lang (p.), Orq. Nacional de España. Dir.: Josep Pons.

Anti-Road Rage Wednesday strikes again.

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