by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2007
On Dragon Songs, pianist Lang Lang chose an all Chinese music program to spotlight the excellent and underrated tradition of art composition in his native country. The majority of these works come from the World War II-era and have jazz-inflected or romantic-leaning styles. The neo-romantic Yellow River Piano Concerto, written by Xian Xinghai in 1939, nods to Tchaikovsky, while works like "A Night on the Lake" mix traditional instruments with Lang Lang's rubato-filled piano.