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Piano pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann / Myung Whun Chung, piano

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Autumn, song for voice & piano (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/14
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Schumann, Robert : Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The ECM New Series debut of Myung Whun Chung features the widely-celebrated conductor as pianist. Recorded at Venice's Teatro La Fenice, in July 2013, the album marks the first occasion that Chung has recorded solo. In a performer's note, he describes the album as a gift for younger listeners, as well as a personal thanks to those who share his love of this music. Chung's touch and sensitivity for dynamics cast a new light on familiar pieces - by Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann and Mozart - as they are experienced in a gently flowing sequence which also serves to highlight affinities between the compositions. Although conducting now fully occupies his professional life, Chung (born 1953 in Seoul) made his debut as pianist with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of seven. He later studied the piano with Maria Curcio, the last and favorite pupil of Artur Schnabel. In 1974 he was a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky Competition. He then began his career playing piano trios with his sisters, Kyung Wha Chung and Myung Wha Chung.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy (07/2013).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Autumn, song for voice & piano (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/14
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schumann, Robert : Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e)
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778