A busy summer, starting off with a week in Leipzig for a French programme featuring Lang Lang and the Gewandthaus Orchestra conducted by Andrew Nelsons. The repertoire was the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.2 and the popular Carnival of Animals, where Lang Lang was joined by Gina Alice. A mixture of several concerts and studio sessions, the recording was also filmed by arte for television. To complete the recording, pieces for 4 hands by Ravel, Fauré and Debussy were also set down. The following month, in July in Paris, Lang Lang recorded solo rarities by French female composers including Lili Boulanger, Charlotte Sohy and Germaine Tailleferre. The piano summer continued in Munich with sessions in the Herkulessaal with with Maurizio and Daniele Pollini. They recorded the Schubert f minor Fantasie for 4 hands, and Maurizio also played the G major sonata D894 and Daniele the Moments Musicaux D780.
In August the Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth came to Hannover and recorded an exciting programme of Spanish music in the Tesmar studios. From there it was a few hours drive to the middle of the Belgian countryside where, in a beautiful chateau near Conjoux, the violinist Natalie van der Mersch played and recorded the Brahms violin sonatas. She was accompanied by Olivier Roberti on the piano.
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