Immediately following his genre-thrashing Grammy performance with Metallica and “Happy Chinese New Year”, a diametrically opposed EP that drops Jan. 31, the 31-year-old alliterative classical icon proves that his versatility matches his virtuosity with a selection of Mozart sonatas and Chopin ballades. Lang Lang's meteoric rise blends accessibility with a charismatic persona, spanning everything from soundtrack work on Gran Turismo 5 to a Second Life avatar and real-life appearances at Carnegie Hall. His sensitivity and masterful technique outline how Mozart's 18th-century Classical-era genius yielded Chopin's 19th-century Romantic expressionism for an evening presenting some of the most subtle yet evocative works for piano ever written.
Tue., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., 2014
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