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LIVE IN LONDON
CHRISTOPHER LANGDOWN

This 2-CD set contains the whole of an acclaimed recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, on 9 June 2009 by the awesomely talented young British pianist Christopher Langdown, who gives phenomenal performances of Beethoven's Tempest Sonata and other virtuoso works, as well as the world premiere of his own Deo Omnis Gloria, a very fine set of three neo-romantic pieces conceived in the late 19th-century style. This debut album shows yet another remarkable talent in the world of modern pianism.

CD DURATION:  CD1: 57.11 CD2: 46.14 

AUDIO SAMPLE:
Debussy - Préludes, Book II no. 5 "Bruyères"



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tracks:
Moritz Moszkowski:
4 Moments Musicaux, Op. 84
Claude Debussy (from Préludes, Book II):
La Puerta del Vino
Bruyères
General Lavine - eccentric
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
Ondine
Canope
Feux d'artifice
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 ("Tempest")
Frank Bridge:
Dramatic Fantasia
Christopher Langdown:
Deo Omnis Gloria
Alexander Scriabin:
Etudes: Op. 2 No. 1; Op. 8 Nos 1,2,5,9,11,12
Erik Satie:
Gnossienne No. 1 in F minor

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Langdown is an accomplished and polished artist who, I would submit, possesses the musical intelligence and sensitivity to hear the voices of a number of different composers and to speak to us in their individual tongues. With [ Deo Omnis Gloria ], Langdown demonstrates his considerable talent for composition as well as for the piano. Strongly recommended.” - Jerry Dubins (Fanfare)
“This CD... presents to us a young pianist whose versatility could lead to a bright future. Christopher Langdown seems to feel right at home no matter which composer he tackles. The variety of the pieces on this recording is enough to satisfy any piano lover's appetite, and might even present new discoveries to some and shed some new light on old favourites. The recording fully captures the recital's atmosphere and nervous energy, and delivers a focused and solid sound throughout.” – Jean-Yves Duperron (Classical Music Sentinel)

“Christopher Langdown has a lovely tone, smooth legato and a technique equal to the pianistic challenges in this programme. A really good pianist.” – Stephen Pruslin (International Record Review)

“Once you get used to the slightly recessed but very clean sound from Wigmore Hall, this recital becomes very impressive. .. A mind that considers every detail, yet carefully avoids any feeling of the ordinary or academic.” – Becker (American Record Guide)