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Yuja Wang: The American Project

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Released: 10th March 2023. Yuja Wang gives a dazzling solo performance in the world premiere recording of a major new work specially written for her by her friend Teddy Abrams. Although originally conceived as a short companion composition to Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue', Abrams' 'Piano Concerto' blossomed to become a 35-minute standalone showpiece. Celebrating the richness of America's musical culture and the sheer depth and breadth of Yuja Wang's virtuosity, the work now features on Yuja Wang 'The American Project'. Also included on the album is 'You Come Here Often?', created for the star pianist by another close friend, Michael Tilson Thomas. Both were recorded live with the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Abrams, its Music Director. Abrams received his first conducting lessons from Michael Tilson Thomas in San Francisco at the age of eleven. The conductor, himself a fine pianist and distinguished composer, became his long-term mentor and friend. Tilson Thomas also encouraged Yuja Wang at the start of her career. He enlarged her stock of encores in 2016 with 'You Come Here Often?', which serves as the opening track of her new album.

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  • Details

    Released:
    10th March 2023
    Category:
    Classical
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    28948644780
  • Description

    Yuja Wang gives a dazzling solo performance in the world premiere recording of a major new work specially written for her by her friend Teddy Abrams. Although originally conceived as a short companion composition to Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue', Abrams' 'Piano Concerto' blossomed to become a 35-minute standalone showpiece. Celebrating the richness of America's musical culture and the sheer depth and breadth of Yuja Wang's virtuosity, the work now features on Yuja Wang 'The American Project'. Also included on the album is 'You Come Here Often?', created for the star pianist by another close friend, Michael Tilson Thomas. Both were recorded live with the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Abrams, its Music Director. Abrams received his first conducting lessons from Michael Tilson Thomas in San Francisco at the age of eleven. The conductor, himself a fine pianist and distinguished composer, became his long-term mentor and friend. Tilson Thomas also encouraged Yuja Wang at the start of her career. He enlarged her stock of encores in 2016 with 'You Come Here Often?', which serves as the opening track of her new album.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.You Come Here Often?
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    2.I. Overture. Swing
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    3.II. Cadenza I
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    4.III. Exposition
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    5.IV. Orchestra Break
    The Louisville Orchestra
    6.V. Exploration
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    7.VI. Cadenza II
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    8.VII. Relaxed
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    9.VIII. Solos
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    10.IX. Cadenza III
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    11.X. Return. Swing
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
    12.XI. Cadenza IV and Coda
    Yuja Wang/The Louisville Orchestra
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