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.

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2 comments:

  1. Lang2 Lang3 is a surname followed by a given name. The surname, on the second (rising) tone, is simply a surname nowadays, and comes from a word that was an ancient official title. The given name, on the third (low falling rising) tone, means "bright." At least, that's what I think.
    Whatever his name means, he is a great pianist.

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    1. Interesting; name meanings are always difficult to translate from one language to another, but I agree that he is a great pianist.

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