Watch the trio perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Op. 50 & Rachmaninov's Trio élégiaque in G-minor in a live performance from the Verbier Festival before the album is released on October 20th
On October 20th, Deutsche Grammophon will release a recording revealing another side of the pianist Lang Lang’s prodigious talent—his finesse as a collegial interpreter of chamber music. In this, his first chamber music recording, Lang Lang revisits two stellar exponents of Russia’s Romantic musical soul, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Making the news of Lang Lang‘s first ever chamber music recording bigger is the fact that he is joined by two giants of the violin and cello: Vadim Repin and Mischa Maisky. Lang Lang could not be in better company to reveal the inexhaustible inventiveness of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio Op. 50 in A minor or the tender consolations of Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque in G-minor, a short early masterpiece composed before Rachmaninov was twenty.
On July 21st, Lang Lang, Repin and Maisky performed these trios in concert at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland before heading into the studio to make the new recording. Through August 31st, Deutsche Grammophon and Medici TV are making this performance available here for audiences to witness the impeccable music-making from this brilliant trio.
Lang Lang’s rare forays into chamber music have been extolled by the press. The critic for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung described his concert experience as “almost like seeing a newborn Lang Lang.” Famous for his dynamic, impetuous, hair-raising virtuoso solo turns, Lang Lang unveils a fascinating facet of his musical make-up: He is a team player on the highest possible level.