Yuja Wang & Claudio Abbado release new CD Tuesday, March 8th
“Wang doesn’t merely provide listeners with technically dazzling and heart-stoppingly beautiful accounts of the keyboard repertoire, she seems to be redefining what is possible with the instrument.” San Francisco Chronicle
On March 8th, Deutsche Grammophon releases Grammy-nominated pianist Yuja Wang’s first orchestral album with Rachmaninov’s challenging Piano Concerto No. 2 paired with the daunting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the composer’s last composition for piano and orchestra. Claudio Abbado joins Yuja Wang conducting his Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
The 23-year-old Yuja Wang, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” 2009, hearkens to the no-holds-barred pianistic sensations of the 19th century. She has been described as “A pianist of rare gifts” by the Washington Post while the Philadelphia Inquirer remarks “For her, there is no repertoire too steep to conquer. The technique is simply off the charts.”