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Concerts

Pianist Lang Lang in recital at Carnegie Hall on May 29, 2012.

May 29, 2012 The most famous classical pianist in the world gives a recital of introspective solo works.

Studio Sessions

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April 12, 2005 The 22-year old Chinese pianist is known for his explosive presentation and extraordinary technique.

Interviews & Profiles

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July 16, 2008 The 26-year-old pianist describes his rise to superstar status in a new autobiography.

ListenPlaylist

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May 8, 2007 Chinese pianist Lang Lang has conquered the classical world with dazzling technique and charisma.

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Discover Songs

Violinist Janine Jansen

December 4, 2009 This year's crop was strong for Russians, as well as a young generation of masterful musicians.

News

Guitarist Kirk Hammett (left) and his band Metallica will join classical pianist lang Lang on stage at the Grammy wards telecast Sunday night.

January 24, 2014 They may be odd bedfellows but the band and the piano superstar both know how to shred.

Pianist Lang Lang

January 24, 2011 He speaks to Melissa Block about the controversy surrounding his performance at the White House.

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December 12, 2007 A new generation of musicians is moving into the classical spotlight; these recordings show why.

Reviews

Steinway technician Stefan Knüpfer discusses the piano with Lang Lang in the new documentary Pianomania.

June 23, 2011 The new documentary peeks into the rarified world of high-end piano techs and their fussy clients.

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June 1, 2006 From Schumann's piano suite called "Scenes from Childhood," Lang Lang plays "Dreaming."

Tuner Classic Movies.

January 18, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Pianist Lang Lang.

January 24, 2012 Hear the famed pianist and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Lang Lang joins the Quintessenso Children's Choir for a concert of Chinese New Year favorites, part of WQXR's China in New York festival.

January 23, 2012 The superstar pianist and a children's choir perform traditional songs for the Chinese New Year.

Auld Lang Lang Syne

December 30, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Lang Lang will play Liszt at the Last Night of the BBC Proms concerts.

September 10, 2011 About 6000 people will pack Royal Albert Hall for the annual feel-good concert.

Tanglewood patrons enjoy music on a balmy evening.

June 16, 2011 A midsummer night's dream of good music happening at festivals from coast to coast.

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December 22, 2008 WGUC's picks for 2008's best classical recordings are flush with the work of exciting young talents.

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Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 4

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  • Album: Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 4
  • Artist: Lang Lang
  • Released: 2007
 

Memory

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Paganini Rhapsody

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  • Album: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Paganini Rhapsody
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 28

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  • Album: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 28
  • Artist: Hélène Grimaud
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Kreutzer Sonata

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  • Album: Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Kreutzer Sonata
  • Artist: Vadim Repin
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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  • Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Artist: Paavo Järvi
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007
 

Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets

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  • Album: Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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  • Album: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
  • Artist: Sarah Chang
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Music for Compline

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  • Album: Music for Compline
  • Artist: Stile Antico
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

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  • Album: Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies
  • Artist: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Bach: Goldberg Variations

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  • Album: Bach: Goldberg Variations
  • Artist: Simone Dinnerstein
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007