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Lang Lang

June 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Lang Lang

Musically-speaking, pianist Lang Lang came of age long ago. He's been an international star since he was a teen-ager. But at last, all of us who are on the far side of 30 get to welcome Lang Lang into the fold. Today is his 30th birthday. We'll celebrate with highlights from his sold-out concert two weeks ago at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Alexander Scriabin
    Etude No. 1 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, and Etude No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 8
    Lang Lang, piano
  • Richard Wagner
    Good Friday Spell, from Parsifal
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Franz Liszt
    La Campanella (the Little Bell), from Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S. 141, No. 3
    Lang Lang, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Frederic Chopin
    Excerpts from Twelve Etudes, Op. 25
    Lang Lang, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Keyboard Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825
    Lang Lang, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Brad Richter
    Waltz Me to Hell (Homage to Niccolo Paganini)
    Brad Richter, guitar
    Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, Post Falls, Idaho
  • Niccolo Paganini
    The Carnival of Venice
    Vadim Repin, violin, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
    Philharmonie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

hour 2

  • Maurice Ravel
    Epilogue, from Noble and Sentimental Waltzes
    The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
  • Leos Janacek
    Sinfonietta, JW VI, No. 18
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Markus Stenz, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • John Tavener
    The Lord's Prayer
    Anonymous 4
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Kenji Bunch
    Drift
    The Alias Chamber Ensemble
    Turner Hall, Nashville
  • Hector Berlioz
    Le Corsaire Overture
    The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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