CULTURE Chinese pianist Lang Lang to present recital at NCPA

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang to present recital at NCPA

Xinhua

19:54, December 19, 2020

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- World-famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang will present a piano recital at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang (R) leads his first piano teacher Zhu Yafen (C) on stage during a ceremony marking the release of his new album of studio recordings and live performances of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, in Beijing on September 4, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The 70-minute concert, scheduled for Dec. 27, will feature Robert Schumann's "Arabeske in C major, Op. 18" and "The Goldberg Variations" by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Born in the northeastern city of Shenyang in 1982, Lang has worked with the world's top orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.

The Goldberg Variations is Lang's latest musical offering, aiming to encourage a new generation of fans to explore Bach's masterful work, according to the NCPA website.

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