Lang Lang's Top Five Pieces by Liszt

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lang Lang shares his Top Five. Lang Lang.

The Chinese pianist Lang Lang remains controversial among some purists but there's no denying he has a magnetic stage presence that translates readily to many newcomers to classical music. His flamboyant performing style has earned him frequent comparisons to Franz Liszt, so it's telling that he has staked out that composer's work as a specialty.

In the below video Lang shares his five favorite works by the 19th-century Hungarian composer.

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w.pagenkopf from queens

Flamboyancy always attracts newcomers, but one would have a very hard time doing such while practicing.
I was taught the less gymnastics the more sensational it seems.

Lang has a big repertoire learned before hitting the world stage, and real concert goers can separate showbusiness from art, at least I hope so!

I do worry that sometime he may fall backward and off the bench but then we all miss victor borge, so there is another profession awaiting lang.

Mar. 03 2012 07:53 PM
Dennis M. DeSantis

Lang Lang has chosen well. He especially shows his understanding of the greatness of Liszt's music with his comments regarding the Liebestraum (misspelled in the clip). Hopefully this presgaes a continued playing of Liszt's pieces including those many great ones that are unfortunately seldom heard.

Feb. 05 2012 02:25 PM

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