This is the second time we saw Pianist Yuja Wang. In this remarkable concert, she played Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.16.
From Wang’s performance, I found the beauty of this piece. It was modern and exciting, full of energy. Prokofiev’s work used to be too hard to understand for me. Now I feel strong emotion from his music. Yuja Wang did awesome job on this. Beside that, Cindy and I all enjoyed the beautiful and lyric Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite” and story-telling piece“Sheherazade, Op. 35” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. In Chinese, it translated as “1001 Arabian Night”. Anyway, it was terrific moment to listen the classic master pieces with great performance from all the talents.
Here is the little bio of the conductor of this concert: The conductor is Charles Dutoit. He has conducted the major orchestras of the world, including Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Amstredam, London, New York, Boston and San francisco. His more than 175 recordings have garnered over 40 awards and distinctions around the world.
Also On September, we went to DSO for Symphony. Lang Lang was the solo pianist. It was the second time we met Lang Lang in one year. Last time it was in Ann Arbor. Lang Lang is the popular pianist in the world now. But according to Cindy’s piano teach, Marina, who was a piano major graduate form St. Petersburg Conservatory in 70’s, She said Yujai Wang has better skill and potentials than Lang Lang. I believe it is right. In two months, I watched both performance. I feel stronger impact from Yuma Wang’s performing than Lang Lang’s.