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Lang Lang

Monday 13 August 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Norman Lebrecht talks to flamboyant pianist Lang Lang, who has been leading the new wave of classical musicians in China.

They discuss the restrictions and opportunities in the Far East, Lang Lang's experience at the Beijing Conservatory, his rock star treatment in China and his passionate commitment to engage a younger audience with classical music.

This interview forms part of a series broadcast during the Proms season to include Peter Sellars, Mariss Jansons and Franz Welser-Most.

This programme is available to download for 7 days as a podcast from The Lebrecht Interview homepage.

Duration:

45 minutes




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