An interesting review of Mr. Lang Lang, a pianist who is vastly over-hyped. Alas, I fear he is the classical music world's answer to liberace. If only the critics would say it so more plaingly.
"But what of the music that needs only 10 fingers, or fewer? What happens when the contrasts are less violent, the difficulties less tangible, more abstract? There the results were frustrating. When the music became sparer, more reflective, Lang seemed to work to make it more interesting, as if he were trying to keep himself engaged."
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