With this collection, Lang Lang goes back to his first love - to the pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place. Rediscovering the most popular and accessible pieces written for learners and lovers of the piano, this album is a journey; of inspiration, of discovery, fantasy and learning. It is a moment for Lang Lang to illuminate these classic pieces as the masterworks they truly are. It is also a reflection on the music that influenced him most during his early childhood, later in life coping with difficult moments, and working with young piano learners around the world. Music can change lives and Piano Book tells this story. "I dedicate this album to my wonderful piano students and all my friends around the world who love the piano as much as I do." Lang Lang.
This limited score edition includes the sheet music of all pieces alongside the 2CD album as well as the sheet music of For Elise with Lang Lang’s personal annotations.
- Bach – Prelude in C major
- Beethoven –"Für Elise"
- Richter – The Departure
- Mendelssohn – "Spinning Song"
- Debussy – Clair de lune
- Debussy – Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
- Chopin – “Raindrop” Prélude
- Mozart – "Sonata facile": Allegro
- Clementi – Sonatina in C major: Andante
- Czerny – The School of Velocity: Presto
- Tiersen – La Valse d'Amélie
- Debussy – Rêverie
- Schubert – Moment musical in F minor
- Grieg – To Spring
- Schumann – Wilder Reiter
- Poulenc – Villageoises: Staccato
- Huang – The Merry Shepherd Boy
- Sakamoto – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
- Bądarzewska-Baranowska – The Maiden's Prayer
- – 32. Mozart – 12 Piano Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman”
- Bach – Minuet in G Major
- Kats-Chernin – Eliza Aria
- De Lulli – The Chop Waltz ("Chopsticks")
- Chinese Traditional – Jasmine Flower
- Ginastera – Danza de la moza donosa
- Swedish Traditional – Limu, limu, lima
- Elgar – Enigma Variations: Nimrod
- Korean Traditional – Arirang
- Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag