The American Project
Yuja Wang (piano), Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams
Yuja Wang gives a dazzling solo performance in the world premiere recording of a major new work specially written for her by her friend Teddy Abrams. Although originally conceived as a short companion composition to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Abrams’ Piano Concerto blossomed to become a 35-minute standalone showpiece. Celebrating the richness of America’s musical culture and the sheer depth and breadth of Yuja Wang’s virtuosity, the work now features on Yuja Wang The American Project. Also included on the album is "You Come Here Often?," created for the star pianist by another close friend, Michael Tilson Thomas. Both were recorded live with the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Abrams, its Music Director.
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: You Come Here Often? for piano solo
TEDDY ABRAMS: Piano Concerto
Deutsche Grammophon 1CD