from Music@Menlo
New recording of Piano Quintets by 
Dohnányi and Taneyev
Music@Menlo  LIVE in collaboration with ArtistLed, is pleased to announce the release of 
Wu Han LIVE II. Recorded during the annual Music@Menlo chamber music festival, the CD showcases Wu Han's consummate artistry and features outstanding live performances of Erno Dohnányi's Piano Quintet no. 1 in c minor (recorded August 2014) and Sergei Taneyev's Piano Quintet in g minor (recorded August 2016). In this second edition of the Wu Han LIVE series, the pianist is joined by her colleagues: violinists Nicolas Dautricourt, Sean Lee, Alexander Sitkovetsky, and Arnaud Sussmann; violist Paul Neubauer and cellist David Finckel . The CD was recorded by Grammy award winning producer Da-Hong Seetoo.
from Music@Menlo           

Piano Quintet no. 1 in c minor, op. 1 (1895)
Adagio, quasi andante                                                
Finale: Allegro animato

Wu Han, piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Nicolas Dautricourt, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello

Piano Quintet in g minor, op. 30 (1910-1911)
Introduzione: Adagio mesto  Allegro patetico         
Scherzo: Presto                                                           
Finale: Allegro vivace 

Wu Han,  piano ; Arnaud Sussmann,  Sean Lee,  violins
Paul Neubauer,  viola David Finckel, cello        
 In the world of chamber music, there are great treasures 
of  the repertoire that are rarely performed onstage. 
The Dohnányi and Taneyev Quintets are two such masterpieces, and there are many more that need to be heard and enjoyed. As Co-Artistic Director of Music@Menlo and the Chamber  Music Society of Lincoln Center, I take the responsibility of bringing  such works out of the vast treasure trove of chamber music repertoire and presenting them at the highest level we know how to achieve. 

These unknown masterpieces require musicians' advocacy in order to flourish in the world of chamber music, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to use Music@Menlo LIVE's platform to continue to promote these important works.


About Wu Han
Named Musical America's Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Leading an unusually multifaceted artistic career, she has risen to international prominence as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. Wu Han appears regularly at many of the world's most prestigious concert series and venues, as both soloist and chamber musician.
Music@Menlo is an internationally acclaimed three-week summer festival and institute that combines world-class chamber music performances, extensive audience engagement with artists, intensive training for preprofessional musicians, and efforts to enhance and broaden the chamber music community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Music@Menlo   LIVE , the festival's exclusive recording label, has been praised as "the most ambitious recording project of any classical music festival in the world"  (The Mercury News), and its recordings have been hailed as "without question the best CDs I have ever heard" (Positive Feedback Online). Produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Da-Hong Seetoo using state-of-the-art recording technology, Music@Menlo LIVE releases feature select concert recordings representing Music@Menlo's signature thematic programming. For more information, please visit Music@Menlo online at www.musicatmenlo.org .
ArtistLed is an independent recording company founded in 1997 by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. It is an enterprise that evolved out of the desire of two musicians to produce recordings in an environment free from constraints: artistic, commercial, technical and procedural. ArtistLed is not as much a company as a means for musicians to record what they want the way they want, and to offer their records directly to the public. The musicians are controlling participants in every aspect of the recording process, from selecting the repertoire and recording venue to setting the sound, running the sessions, constructing the edits, and determining the final mix. The result is a performance that combines the excitement and spontaneity of a live concert with the sonic and musical perfection expected of a studio recording. To date, ArtistLed has released nineteen recordings, all to critical acclaim.
For more information, please visit ArtistLed online at www.artistled.com .
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