Lang Lang, Sunday Morning Pop, Chinese Classics
& Best of Prokofiev
This month Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano, welcomes Classical superstar Lang Lang back in a new SpirioSync video. From his recent concert in Paris, we hear and see him perform one of the most famous classical works of all time, Beethoven's Für Elise, which also coincides with our ongoing celebration of the Beethoven 250th anniversary.
Our pop set this month, titled Sunday Morning, kicks off with the Maroon 5 track of the same name and continues with a relaxing collection of recent hits by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Pink, Marshmello and others.
Our Chinese Classics playlist features some of the most famous concert works composed in China. These works are also well-known through the world, and include The Yellow River Concerto, The Butterfly Lovers' Concerto, Liuyang River and Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.
And this month we celebrate the birthday of the important Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev, with a playlist of his enduring music from the ballets Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet, as well as the children’s classic Peter & the Wolf. We also include the fiery 2nd Piano Sonata performed by Stanislav Khristenko.
More music for the Beethoven anniversary is performed by the excellent Hinrich Alpers, playing Liszt’s transcription of the First Symphony. We round out this month’s release with another work by Liszt, the Ballade No.1 in D flat major, performed by Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
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