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Piano Phenom Lang Lang Performs Mozart, Liszt

Piano Phenom Lang Lang Performs Mozart, Liszt

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When Chinese pianist Lang Lang was only 2 years old, his father spent $300 — half his annual income — to buy a piano. The young boy began playing the instrument by ear and was taking lessons by the age of 3.

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Today, Lang Lang is an international musical star known for his explosive showmanship and extraordinary technical skill. Over the next few weeks, the 22-year-old pianist will perform concerts in Sweden, Norway and Germany before he returning to the United States to give a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in May.

He joins NPR's Fred Child to perform some music and talk about his latest projects.

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