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Lang Lang, Live at NPR

Lang Lang, Live at NPR

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The Chinese pianist Lang Lang was inspired by a cartoon cat when he was two. And not long after that he started his own acting career — acting out his own drama at the keyboard. Now Lang Lang's playing is mature beyond his 22 years. We caught him en route to Europe. He plays Mozart's Piano Sonata, K. 330 and the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt for a live studio audience.