Lang Lang Plays Bach, Chopin and Schubert

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The virtuoso pianist Lang Lang is famous for his flamboyant renditions of late-Romantic repertory. But for this performance he focuses on more introspective works, including Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B flat and Schubert’s Sonata in B flat (D. 960).

But for those listeners thirsting for some fireworks, have no fear: also on Lang's program are Chopin’s Études, Op. 25.

Listen to the complete archived performance above and view our archived chat below.

Program Details

Lang Lang, Piano

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN - Twelve Etudes, Op. 25

Pianist Lang Lang in a sold-out recital at Carnegie Hall on May 29, 2012.
Pianist Lang Lang in a sold-out recital at Carnegie Hall on May 29, 2012. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Because of high demand for tickets, 120 seats were added to the stage.
Because of high demand for tickets, 120 seats were added to the stage. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Lang Lang left the stage at intermission with a big smile on his face and even gave a fist pump into the air.
Lang Lang left the stage at intermission with a big smile on his face and even gave a fist pump into the air. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
( Melanie Burford for NPR )
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