Lang Lang delivers his first-ever Beethoven recording, a stunning reading of the extensive Concerto
no. 4 and the jubilant Concerto no. 1. Even though he has performed this repertoire extensively in
concert, Lang Lang waited for the perfect moment and the perfect team to record his first pair of
concertos from these milestones of piano repertoire.
When Lang Lang embarked on his international career, Christoph Eschenbach became
one of his first and most enthusiastic proponents - and a mentor and close friend ever since,
Eschenbach was the ideal collaborator for Lang Lang's first Beethoven recording. Nimbly
supported by Eschenbach's superb Orchestre de Paris, with its tradition of having been the first
orchestra ever in France to perform music by Beethoven, Lang Lang's performance gives further
proof as to why he is one of today's most acclaimed pianists.