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    I'm not sure how much consideration I can give to someone calling themself "Dame Fanny."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    I'm not sure how much consideration I can give to someone calling themself "Dame Fanny."
    Please note it is the Queen who bestows the honour!
    Last edited by DavidA; Jun-16-2016 at 23:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Please note it is the Queen who bestows the honour!
    Ohh, well in that case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iean View Post
    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! All this time,I thought that the phenomenon of "hate-the-artist-because-he-is-so-popular-never-mind-if-he-is-actually-talented" happens only in pop music (Madonna, Taylor Swift, One Direction). Maybe if Lang Lang is not so popular, he will earn the respect that he actually deserves
    Look up former TC threads on Lang Lang. On one of them a year or two ago a couple of pianists here did side by side comparisons of his interpretations with other players, indicating in detail why they were not keen on him. Agree or disagree with their conclusions, the discussion was on a high technical level and thought provoking, for me at least. Of course who knows if the youtube videos they used as examples are still extant …
    … The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    Yuja Wang, at least in my experience, is the better pianist of the two. If Lang Lang brings people in, that's fine, but that in itself doesn't make him a great pianist. He has to back it up with interpretative artistry. The performances I'm familiar with seem to be lacking there.
    Agreed … and God is that an understatement!
    … The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats

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    The performance aspect of Classical Music isn't as interesting to me as the composition aspect, so I trust other people who say he's not as great of a pianist as others and I can hear that a little bit. But I think he's a really nice guy and a great promoter for classical music. I disagree that his promotion for classical music is somehow negative. Those young people he gets truly interested in classical music will probably find the better pianists eventually. And people find his humor regarding classical music off putting, but I find it charming. I remember people ragging on this video because he wasn't taking the piece "seriously" enough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85hn8rJvgw

    That's kind of silly imo and I thought the video was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morimur View Post
    Lang Lang sucks eggs.
    says who? the millions of fans who ACTUALLY PAY GOOD MONEY to buy and listen to his CDs and watch his performances or the VERY FEW CRITICS who watched his performances through FREE youtube videos and listen to only ONE TRACK from any of his CDs and made a hasty conclusion that he is not good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    Look up former TC threads on Lang Lang. On one of them a year or two ago a couple of pianists here did side by side comparisons of his interpretations with other players, indicating in detail why they were not keen on him. Agree or disagree with their conclusions, the discussion was on a high technical level and thought provoking, for me at least. Of course who knows if the youtube videos they used as examples are still extant …
    The discussion might have been ope a high technical level but it is still subjective. Critics used to do it with Horowitz and Glenn Gould!

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    The performance aspect of Classical Music isn't as interesting to me as the composition aspect, so I trust other people who say he's not as great of a pianist as others and I can hear that a little bit. But I think he's a really nice guy and a great promoter for classical music. I disagree that his promotion for classical music is somehow negative. Those young people he gets truly interested in classical music will probably find the better pianists eventually. And people find his humor regarding classical music off putting, but I find it charming. I remember people ragging on this video because he wasn't taking the piece "seriously" enough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85hn8rJvgw

    That's kind of silly imo and I thought the video was fun.
    Didn't you realise musicians are supposed to have no sense of humour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Didn't you realise musicians are supposed to have no sense of humour?
    Counts for poster as well, no pun intended to you personally.
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    Yeah, we all know lots of people who were 'brought in' to Classical music by Lang Lang, Andre Rieu, and Liberace. Don't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CypressWillow View Post
    Yeah, we all know lots of people who were 'brought in' to Classical music by Lang Lang, Andre Rieu, and Liberace. Don't we?
    So these people should not be allowed to perform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I do think you need approval for this.
    Thread moved by admin to Classified's forum. Seems selection is no longer available on that site. Thread closed.
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