Lang Lang

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Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang to set up ‘piano labs’ in UK schools
Exclusive: Plan follows schemes in US and China that have given 180,000 disadvantaged children access to keyboards

Dalya Alberge

18, Apr, 2022 @10:32 AM

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Lang Lang review – Bach’s Goldbergs are smothered with love
This was a performance full of idiosyncrasies, of which some brought unexpected delights, but others felt perverse and mannered

Martin Kettle

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bach: Goldberg Variations review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
He is talented, but the mannerisms and slow tempi turn this into a glitzy exercise with too few flashes of understanding

Andrew Clements

10, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Lang Lang: ‘Beethoven was a sausage lover’
The superstar Chinese pianist on the rigours of childhood practice, mum’s home cooking and sharing a flat with his dad and some mice

John Hind

16, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Lang Lang: 'It's about the joy that music can give'
He started playing at two, retired at nine, staged a comeback at 10 – and now has his own perfume and duets with Pharrell. We meet piano superstar Lang Lang

Fiona Maddocks

07, Mar, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – a highly persuasive performance
Lang Lang’s prodigious fingerwork gave Prokofiev’s third piano concerto tremendous impact, while Salonen oversaw a superb rendition of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy

Martin Kettle

04, Dec, 2015 @1:06 PM

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Chopin: Scherzos; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons review – charmless Lang Lang
With his monstrously aggressive approach, Lang Lang gives the Chopin little space to breathe, but he does show Tchaikovsky a little more respect

Andrew Clements

03, Dec, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – formidable dexterity in a bizarrely uneven concert
The skilled conductor just about kept control of Lang Lang’s wayward piano and, despite a chorus lacking in power, the actors were exquisite

Tim Ashley

27, Nov, 2015 @11:27 AM

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Lang Lang review – a finely disciplined performance
His tone was occasionally brittle, but Lang Lang winningly brought out the individual character of each month in Tchaikovksy’s collection The Seasons and impressed in challenging Chopin

George Hall

21, Apr, 2015 @11:06 AM

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Facing the music: Lang Lang
Kempff and Kleiber, Rubinstein and Bernstein, and getting Happy with Pharrell – pianist Lang Lang on the music that inspires him

20, Apr, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Lang Lang and Angela Hewitt join Edinburgh international festival lineup
Classical programme to include a Beethoven sonata series by pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and choral works celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Imogen Tilden

03, Feb, 2015 @3:23 PM

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Lang Lang – review

Lang Lang's two-part programme of Mozart and Chopin pieces contained some instances of jaw-dropping virtuosity, writes George Hall

George Hall

17, Nov, 2013 @5:45 PM

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