Lang Lang's astounding 2003 debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon showcased the young pianist's extraordinary gifts in celebrated recordings of Tchaikovsky's and Mendelssohn's First Piano Concertos with mentor Daniel Barenboim leading the mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra in sensitive accompaniment. The Times London proclaimed that, "This disc is guaranteed to make any serious music-lover pause...Here is youth, freshness, force and agility, with no hint of the routine."
Felix Mendelssohn / Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra