Mengjie Han

Ningxu



Ningxu is the newest piano solo release of the Dutch-Chinese classical pianist Mengjie Han on 7 Mountain Records. It features the monumental Variations on a theme of Chopin (Op. 22) by Sergei Rachmaninov; the very first major work he composed for piano solo. It’s paired with major solo works by Frédéric Chopin: Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante (Op. 22), Barcarolle (Op. 60) and the Fantaisie in F minor (Op. 49).

What started as a Corona-lockdown-induced project soon turned into a more precious document for Mengjie Han, as his father – Ningxu Han – passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. The rich melancholy of this deeply romantic programme served as a soothing balm for Han, and he has thus decided to dedicate and name his newest album in memory of his late father.

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1.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Theme Largo
2.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 1 Moderato
3.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 2 Allegro
4.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 3 L’istesso tempo
5.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 4 L’istesso tempo
6.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 5 Meno mosso
7.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 6 Meno mosso
8.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 7 Allegro
9.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 8 L’istesso tempo
10.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 9 L’istesso tempo
11.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 10 Più vivo
12.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 11 Lento
13.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 12 Moderato
14.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 13 Largo
15.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 14 Moderato
16.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 15 Allegro scherzando
17.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 16 Lento
18.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 17 Grave
19.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 18 Più mosso
20.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 19 Allegro vivace
21.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 20 Presto
22.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 21 Andante
23.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Variation No. 22 Maestoso
24.Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22: Theme Reprise
25.Barcarolle, Op. 60
26.Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
27.Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22: I. Andante spianato
28.Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22: II. Grande polonaise