Monica, your review is spot-on. I have to say I am a big fan of Lang Lang now. He changed
my mind about Debussy. His on-stage "antics" are extremely entertaining and I think help to
point out the things he thinks is important. I have watched many videos of him on youtube
and I have to say that yesterday he played at a maturity level far beyond anything I've
seen from him before.
I do think there was another encore coming but he waited too long to come back out.
Usually when it's really over the lights go up and the stage door closes, but the lights were
still low and the door was still open when the audience gave up clapping and left
Did you wait around for his autograph? I did and it was fun to see all the young Chinese
girls swooning over him. Many of them were passing him notes and inviting him to parties
or to come play at their schools. He was very responsive to them too, very modest and nice.