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Friday, December 4, 2009

Pinanist Yuja Wang Receives Grammy Award Nomination for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for her Rercording Sonatas and Etudes

Twenty-two year old pianist Yuja Wang has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) category for her debut recording Sonatas & Etudes. The album, released by Deutsche Grammophon in April 2009, comprises Chopins Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35 Funeral March, Scriabins Piano Sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor Op. 19, Liszts Piano Sonata in B minor S 178, and Ligetis Etude 4 Fanfares and Etude 10 The Sorcerers Apprentice. Yuja is an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon.

Sonatas & Etudes has been praised as an extraordinary debut recording by The New York Times, which added Ms. Wang offers technically stunning, interpretively compelling accounts of Chopins Funeral March Sonata and Liszts B minor Sonata along with dazzling high-energy performances of Scriabins Sonata No. 2 and a pair of Ligeti tudes. Gramophone magazine, which named Yuja the Classic FM Gramophone Awards 2009 Young Artist of the Year, also wrote that Yujas performance on the recording suggests a combination of blazing technique and a rare instinct for poetry. Sonatas & Etudes was also named Best Debut Album of 2009 by International Piano magazine.

Recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist, Yuja is noted for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence. She has been praised for her controlled, prodigious technique and her command of the piano has been described as astounding and superhuman.

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Yuja Wang: Sonatas & Etudes CD 00289 477 8140

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Frdric Chopin (18101849)

Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor op. 35 [2424]

1. Grave Doppio movimento [749]

2. Scherzo [645]

3. Marche funbre: Lento [821]

4. Finale: Presto [129]

Gyrgy Ligeti (19232006)

5. Etude 4: Fanfares [340]

Alexander Scriabin (18721915)

Piano Sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor op. 19 SonateFantaisie [1220]

6. Andante [818]

7. Presto [402]

Gyrgy Ligeti

8. Etude 10: The Sorcerers Apprentice [215]

Franz Liszt (18111886)

Piano Sonata in B minor S 178 [3113]

9. Lento assai Allegro energico Grandioso Recitativo [1224]

10. Andante sostenuto [745]

11. Allegro energico Andante sostenuto Lento assai [1104]



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