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CLASSICAL CD of THE WEEK (16 June – 29 June)

This week’s CD of the Week, on the Deutsche Grammophon label and supplied to us by Deutsche Grammophon, is a double-album titled ‘Lang Lang – Piano Book’, featuring the pianist performing, in his own words, many of the pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place.

In addition to the classic miniatures of the piano repertoire, many by the great composers of their day, Lang Lang has included works from today that make connections because they’ve been heard in movies or on TV (like Sakamoto’s haunting melody for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence or Yann Tiersen’s enchanting Valse d’Amélie.

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