Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lang Lang: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1

Lang Lang, the Chinese pianist, performs Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major,  S.124, accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner conducting, at Royal Albert Hall during the last night of the Proms 2011. Liszt fiddled with the piece over roughly a 26-year period, finally publishing it in 1856. It is noteworthy that Lang Lang translates as "brilliance of the sky," which nicely captures his abilities as a concert pianist.