Welcome to a new blog series in which we chronicle some of the many
albums recorded live at Carnegie Hall over the decades (a search of
"Carnegie Hall Live" on amazon.com yields 400 results!).
From the iconic—Judy at Carnegie Hall—to the comic—Ray
Romano Live at Carnegie Hall—from classical to rock, and from
country to show tunes, we will shine a spotlight on a different
recording every two weeks. Enjoy!
Artist: Lang LangAlbum: Lang Lang Live at Carnegie HallDate Recorded: November 7, 2003Fun Fact: You can buy the 26 second applause track on
Amazon.com or iTunes!
Not yet 22, Lang Lang had already performed twice at Carnegie
Hall—with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov
in 2001 and with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo in
2002—before making his solo recital debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman
Stage on November 7, 2003.
The program for this sold-out performance, which Deutsche Grammaphon
recorded for CD and DVD release, consisted of pieces by Chopin, Haydn,
Liszt, Schubert, and Schumann, as well as the New York premiere of Tan
Dun's Eight Memories In Watercolour.
The audience was treated to five encores, one of which, Liszt's Liebestraum
No.3, is included on the recording.
Lang Lang has performed at Carnegie Hall more than a dozen times
since his recital debut, including three concerts during 2009's Ancient Paths, Modern Voices festival, and
he will return on September 29 for Opening Night with the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.