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 Post subject: Lang Lang
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:45 am 
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His rendition of the Chopin E Minor Concerto (Live on September 23, 2005) was astonishingly great in every way. The following is proof that even the pros have their, how should I say?...off...moments. Yikes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru84UVcP ... ed&search=


oh my... :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:37 pm 
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:roll: Is this a circus or a piano recital? Anyway, this user comment seems to be adequate: "Lang Lang is the perfect example of how a talented pianist can be totally ruined by the showbiz."
Speaking of showbiz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHiYbvAi ... ed&search=


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:16 pm 
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Lang Lang would do well from practicing my credo. Outwardly limited, Boundless to inward.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Ugh. :x


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Never liked that piece, and the way it is treated by Horovitz and Cziffra. But this gets the cookie - this is absolutely bloody tasteless. I like the version by Donald and Daffy Duck better. It is funnier too.

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Derp!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:12 am 
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Lang Lang has a good day.

Edited by moi, to remove what was probably copyrighted stuff.


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[quote="PJF"]Have you seen this one? I think Lang Lang should lay off the Red-Bull! Laughing


Sometimes it seems as if he is taking amphetamines. If he is, he should stop. If he isn't, he should start running 5-10 miles a day to work off the excess energy, which is only getting in his way.

Here he is in a more sedate mode...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls9bmtZlUco


Sometimes less is more!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:20 am 
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The same piece, a much different performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxdynCht ... ed&search=


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Yikes. I find it hard not to like Lang Lang (he seems like a genuine Big Kid) but this is just plain obnoxious as well as totally unmusical. To hear how it can (and should) be played watch Kissin's Youtube video of the same piece. Just as virtuosic, but has all the notes right and actually sounds like music, without the circus act.

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Go Kissin!! :)


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I too find it hard to dislike LL. I know he can play better than he usually does; he just lets himself unhinged way too easily. Yay, Perhaia! (Kissin, too!)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:03 am 
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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
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I too find it hard to dislike LL. I know he can play better than he usually does; he just lets himself unhinged way too easily. Yay, Perhaia! (Kissin, too!)

Pete


sometimes it is ok to be an unhinged loon. It keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. (That is if you can spellbind them with your 200bpm Presto intrepretation of an Etude for the Left hand :roll: )


I like Perahia his Bach Piano Concertos are pretty darn good. (I am starting to like Bach more and more....*melts for Piano Concerto #3 & #7*)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:05 am 
Did anyone who live in SoCal catch the program that Jim Shveda (spelling?) on KUSC exposing the record companies most recent desire to sign "circus-like" performers or "attractive teen idol" like perfromers rather than looking for quality? He did a comparison of Lang Lang's playing with another pianist (the other performer escapes my memory my appologies) however it was very revealing to hear these two performers back to back with the same excerpt. It is obvious by his performances that Lang Lang genuinely feels the music he is playing, this is admirable. But it is the performers job, ultimately, to ensure that the audience feels that music, rather than simply themself. This is Lang Lang's largest fault.
And his Asian Quasi-Mullet haircut.....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:22 pm 
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well I don't like his playing very much.

It's very impressive But what I love is that he loves the music he plays !!! There are some pianist who don't like/love there music but he loves it and gives everything for the music.

He loves music And I love that he loves music

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