Leonard Bernstein tearing down the Berlin Wall in 1989! Shortly after this event Bernstein conducted Beethoven’s “Ode to Freedom” on both sites of the Berlin Wall to celebrate this historic moment. The performance was also recorded and is still available:http://bit.ly/BernsteinBerlinWall1989
Yuja Wang is a Chinese classical pianist. Born in 1987 in Beijing, she began studying piano at the age of six, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the age of seven. She later continued her studies at the Mount Royal University Conservatory. She has since collaborated with many major symphonies, including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony. She has released four CDs on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Also, hot damn.
grammy nominated pianist YUJA WANG photo by ESTHER HAASE, courtesy of DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON. YUJA, a pianist that is pushing both the boundaries of classical music and fashion. new album Fantasia is coming this April, have a listen here
Hélène Grimaud and Sol Gabetta have recorded their first album together for Deutsche Grammophon. It’s a musical sensation!
Every so often, a musical encounter sees a truly astonishing “musico-biological” process take place. The meeting of the pianist Hélène Grimaud and the cellist Sol Gabetta last summer at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad was one such rare encounter. Two charismatic stars made music together: two performers who play with such a combination of passion and intelligence that time after time they made the classics sound as contemporary as if composed today.
These two stars of classical music recorded a selection of masterpieces by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and Shostakovich for Deutsche Grammophon. Learn more about the album here: http://bit.ly/QtpqNS