I just wrote a rather negative comment about Lang Lang on my blog, essentially saying that I never really found a recording by this pianist I liked.
Did I miss anything?
David Lang is one of the most highly-esteemed and performed American composers writing today. His works have been performed around the world and in most of the great concert halls.
Lang won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music for the little match girl passion, based on a fable by Hans Christian...
Yep, I know that it's time to dig up another potentially explosive topic... I know that a lot of people hate Lang Lang and Yuja Wang due to "showmanship" and "copycat-ness." With the spate of Asian musicians, I am curious whether the "conservative" nature of classical music culture sees this...
A flashy work from Mendelssohn's youth, this piece is, as the English say, 'oft-performed.'
Here are the results of pitting three performances against each other for the quality of playing.
The contestants are Lang Lang (2000 - something), Mikhail Pletnev (1991), and Murray Perahia (1974).