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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