Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, Joyce Yang
This disc presents the debut concerto recording of the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver-medalist, Joyce Yang, heard here in an impassioned 2011 account of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, recorded in Odense, Denmark. Also on the recording is the rarely heard symphonic fantasy, The Tempest, op. 18. In this work Tchaikovsky evokes Shakespeare's island and the sea around it, both in calm and storm, heard here in Alexander Lazarev and the OSO's intensely powerful reading.
“The recording is of a high quality and the piano is captured to fine effect. Malcolm MacDonald’s programme notes are always amongst the most readable and these are no exception. Certainly, followers of Joyce Yang will be eager to hear this, and they will not be disappointed.” - International Record Review
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, op. 23
Joyce Yang, piano; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev, conductor (recorded in concert, December, 2011)