Lang Lang Album Debuts at Number Two on Billboard Chart

Classic Arts News   Lang Lang Album Debuts at Number Two on Billboard Chart
 
Lang Lang's Memory, a collection of music linked to the pianist's childhood, debuted on the Billboard classical chart this week at number two.

The two-disc set, the 23-year-old star's first studio recording, includes sonatas by Mozart and Chopin, Schumann's Kinderszenen, and Vladimir Horowitz's arrangement of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Violinist Andr_ Rieu's The Flying Dutchman moved back to number one; last week's number one, a one-disc version of Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villaz‹n's La traviata, dropped to number six.

Other new entries included tenor Juan Diego Fl‹rez's Sentimiento Latino, a collection of Spanish-language popular songs, at number seven, and a disc of Mozart piano trios by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Andr_ Previn, and cellist Daniel M‹ller-Schott at number eight.

With promotion of the 5 Browns' forthcoming second album underway, the group's self-titled debut returned to the chart for the second time in a month, this time at number five.

On the classical-crossover chart, the Mormon Tabernacle's Then Sings My Soul debuted at number 18. Andrea Bocelli's Amore remained at number one and Il Divo's Ancora at number two.


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