Classical Notes: Lang Lang defies the critics and continues to hit all the right notes

Not all that long ago, many in the classical music world believed the meteoric Lang Lang would fade away like a passing comet when his showbiz engine ran out of fuel.

6th April, 2014
Lang Lang: the pianist inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing.

Not all that long ago, many in the classical music world believed the meteoric Lang Lang would fade away like a passing comet when his showbiz engine ran out of fuel.

Various pejorative jibes such as the ''Dynamite Kid'' and ''the J-Lo of the classical world'' were commonplace. Naysayers accused him of lacking depth and understanding, and claimed that his appeal was nothing more than a brilliant marketing stroke coinciding with the emergence of China...

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