Skip to main content

 Announcement, Lang Lang Piano Book

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang has collaborated with British publisher Faber Music to create his latest sheet music publication titled Lang Lang Piano Book. The sheet music in this book accompanies his eagerly awaited new solo album Piano Book with Universal Group and Deutsche Grammophon. The same pieces can be found in both the book and on the CD.

Watch this video to view this beautiful new publication in use.

About Lang Lang

Lang LangGlobally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang has sold millions of albums worldwide, topping classical charts whilst simultaneously achieving mainstream success. He has given sold out performances at concert halls around the globe with some of the world's top orchestras and conductors. He has performed not only to his fans but also to world leaders, dignitaries and monarchs including former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II. He was the first Chinese Artist to be nominated for the 'Best Instrumental Soloist' Grammy award in 2007 and has also previously been named as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. He has reached television audiences of billions, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. In 2013 he was designated as a Messenger of Peace by the Secretary General of the United Nations, focusing on global education.

Lang Lang Piano Book

Lang Lang Featuring all 29 pieces from the album Piano Book, Lang Lang Piano Book is a collection of the repertoire that first inspired Lang Lang to play the piano. A beautifully presented high-end cased book, featuring marbled papers, page-finder ribbon and sewn binding; the book also includes exclusive photographs and comments from Lang Lang on every piece, including an edition of Für Elise annotated with the pianist’s own performance notes. Through Lang Lang Piano Book he hopes to "motivate pianists to enjoy and remain focused during their daily practice.” The collection gathers together many of the miniatures that generations of amateur pianists have grown up with, from Czerny’s studies and Clementi’s Sonatinas that were part of Lang Lang’s own daily routine, to miniature masterpieces such as Für Elise, and Bach’s Prelude No 1 in C. Alongside these are modern classics such as Valse d’Amelie and Sakamoto’s music for Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence as well as folk pieces from around the world, such as Sweden’s Limu, Limu, Lima and the popular Chinese folk song Jasmine Flower. Lang Lang holds all these short pieces in the highest regard, believing them to be classics in their own right and deserving of the same attention as major works. The below foreword from the book explains what Lang Lang is hoping to achieve with this book, and his reasoning for selecting these pieces.

Lang Lang

Lang Lang Lang Lang Lang LangContents of Lang Lang Piano Book:

• Prelude in C major (J.S. Bach)
• Bagatelle in A minor, “Für Elise” (Beethoven)
• The Departure (Richter)
• Spinning Song (Mendelssohn)
• Clair de lune (Debussy)
• Prelude in D flat major, “Raindrop” (Chopin)
• Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Debussy)
• Allegro from “Sonata facile” (Mozart)
• Andante from Sonatina in C major (Clementi)
• Presto from The School of Velocity (Czerny)
• La Valse d’Amélie (Tiersen)
• Moment musical in F minor (Schubert)
• To Spring (An den Frühling) (Grieg)
• Rêverie (Debussy)
• Staccato from Villageoises (Poulenc)
• The Merry Shepherd Boy (Hu-Wei Huang)
• Wilder Reiter (The Wild Horseman) (Schumann)
• The Maiden’s Prayer (Badarzewska-Baranowska)
• Minuet in G major (J.S. Bach attrib. Petzold)
• Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Sakamoto)
• Jasmine Flower (Chinese Traditional)
• Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” (Mozart)
• Arirang (Korean Traditional)
• Eliza Aria (Kats-Chernin)
• Limu, limu, lima (Swedish Traditional)
• Danza de la moza donosa (Ginastera)
• Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar)
• Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
• The Chop Waltz “Chopsticks” (De Lulli)
• Lang Lang’s annotation of Bagatelle in A minor, “Für Elise” (Beethoven)

Lang Lang Piano Book and Other Lang Lang Publications

You can purchase the new Lang Lang Piano Book here.

Featuring all 29 pieces from the album Lang Lang Piano Book, this is a collection of the most significant pieces from Lang Lang’s personal musical journey. It also includes exclusive photographs, comments from Lang Lang on every piece and an edition of Für Elise annotated with Lang Lang’s own performance notes. This is a book for all pianists to treasure and revisit again and again. Cased with sewn binding, marbled endpapers, page-finder ribbon, head & tail bands, removable belly-band.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Lang Lang Piano Academy Publications

Lang Lang’s enthusiasm and commitment to inspiring others to learn and play the piano has remained ever-present throughout his career. Lang Lang entered an exclusive publishing partnership with Faber Music in 2014, launching the Lang Lang Piano Academy. This major new piano programme includes Mastering the Piano, Five books focusing on piano technique, and the bestselling Lang Lang Piano Method. Both series have been translated into multiple languages and received global acclaim. The Lang Lang Piano Academy encompasses a range of resources including printed sheet music and digital products, designed for pianists of varying levels and abilities, through which Lang Lang shares his passion for the piano. Below you can find some of the titles in this series.

Lang Lang: Daily Technical Exercises is a collection of scale-based warm-ups, work-outs and routines that no aspiring pianist should be without, providing a perfect follow on from the Lang Lang Piano Academy: Mastering the Piano series. Ideal for mastering keys and developing essential technique, this book provides flexible and progressive routines ideal for intermediate level players upwards..

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Lang Lang Piano Academy: Mastering The Piano series from Faber Music comprises of five progressive books which feature a range of materials for pianists of all levels. Each book gives students the chance to learn from this exceptional talent who has impressed the world. The series contains specially devised exercises and studies, a diverse selection of Piano repertoire, and beautiful arrangements of music from around the world...

Level 2-5 also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Join the superhero world of Lang Lang and come on a piano adventure with The Lang Lang Piano Method. The five progressive books provide a unique and imaginative way for complete beginners to learn the piano with the world’s most successful concert pianist, Lang Lang. Fun, imaginative pieces develop the left and right hands equally and supporting audio features exclusive performances by Lang Lang of the concert pieces...

Level 2-5 also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

This pack of 52 brightly coloured cards feature imaginative ‘True or False’, ‘What’s the difference?’ and ‘Explain this!’ questions to improve note-reading and music theory skills. Designed to make theory fun and extend knowledge, the Lang Lang Music Theory Cards can be used alongside The Lang Lang Piano Method, but are also ideal for any beginner musician.

Available Format: Accessory

Deutsche Grammophon Lang Lang Piano Book CD

Lang Lang’s first new album in 3 years, including a collection of the most popular short pieces for piano known, taught and played by players and piano lovers of all ages everywhere. Including contemporary melodies such as Yann Tiersen’s ‘Amelie’ and Max Richter’s ‘Theme from the Leftovers’. All tracks were selected personally by Lang Lang and reflect his experience of teaching piano around the world through the Lang Lang Foundation.

Also available in Vinyl.

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC