Episode #112

Lang Lang Plays Bach, Chopin and Schubert

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

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Pianist Lang Lang in a sold-out recital at Carnegie Hall on May 29, 2012.
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Because of high demand for tickets, 120 seats were added to the stage.
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Lang Lang left the stage at intermission with a big smile on his face and even gave a fist pump into the air.
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Comments [6]

Is it possible for me to hear Lang Lang's recital from May 29th?

Oct. 12 2012 07:28 PM
Marcia Battat from Napa, CA

Thank you so much for broadcasting such a great event and concert! Thoroughly enjoyed the performance which was exquisite playing in every way! Also enjoyed the interviews especially with Gary Graffman!

Will look forward to more of these fine concert programs as a New Yorker we miss being in Carnegie Hall but this is as close as one can imagine being on the stage with Lang Lang!

Bravo! and Thank you so much!

Jun. 03 2012 01:48 PM



May. 30 2012 05:35 PM
Marta from Buenos Aires

I'm so glad for this incredible WQXR gift, I missed Lang Lang in Buenos Aires some days ago & now I'm able to catch up with his magic!! Gracias!

May. 30 2012 01:23 PM
AF from Nassau County, Long Island

Quite a treat to hear that intermission talk with Gary Graffman!!! Thanks for that!!

May. 29 2012 09:38 PM
PHUMLANI from south africa

when i u coming 2 south africa

May. 29 2012 04:54 PM

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