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Offline lostinidlewonder

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #50 on: July 21, 2005, 01:35:20 AM
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Offline pianohopper

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #51 on: July 21, 2005, 02:17:23 AM
Getting back to Lang Lang, if you don't mind...

I suppose it doesn't really matter what anyone here says, because, gee, let's see, whoever's hiring him to do 200 concerts a year thinks hes good.  It's not like pop music concerts where people show up just because of somebody's name even if the performer is crap.

And, if you think about it, LL has become a well-known name in an era when classical music is dying.  Used to be, Vladimir Horowitz, Andre Watts and Sergei Rachmaninov were household names.  I don't think you could go up to one 20-something on the street and say, "hey, does the name...Lois Lortie ring a bell?"  and get any recognition.  Yet he has added a flare to the classical world that pushes its popularity beyond just the elderly, or the classical freaks, if only as the final surging flicker of a candle before it gutters.  And -- if anybody's counting -- how many other classical pianists have been on Sesame Street?  It seems that he really is trying, and loves his art enough to attempt to spread it through the next generation.  I guarantee SS doesn't pay as much as a concert

By the way, found this on a previous thread. 

by goalevan:
"I like him

thought this was pretty impressive too
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/play.htms?LINK=rtsp://ra.universal-music-group.com/dgg/rv-4748202-LangLang_liveatcarnegiehall_clip1.rm
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That's a fair point, I believe.
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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #52 on: July 21, 2005, 01:37:43 PM
Getting back to Lang Lang, if you don't mind...

I suppose it doesn't really matter what anyone here says, because, gee, let's see, whoever's hiring him to do 200 concerts a year thinks hes good.  It's not like pop music concerts where people show up just because of somebody's name even if the performer is crap.


  Having 20 (at least) publicists certainly helps matters.

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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #53 on: July 21, 2005, 01:52:34 PM
and DG on his side pushing real hard doesn't hurt either.

Offline Bob

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #54 on: July 21, 2005, 11:12:18 PM
I once saw a performer pause while playing -- clearly not playing at that instant.  However, the hall made the sound ring for a bit.

The effect was that the performer was still playing without touching the instrument.  No special effects involved.  I knew the performer was actually playing the instrument.  It certainly startled me to see and hear it happened.  I realized what had happened a moment later, but for an instant I was thinking, "My God... he's that freaking good that he can play like that without even touching the instrument."  The performance was very good and very hyped up so there was a lot of anticipation for it.  Jaw dropping performance and this moment of "willing" the instrument to continue playing magically. 
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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #55 on: July 22, 2005, 11:04:22 AM
Lang Lang is a total legend. Anyone who dissis his playing in my opinion are just jealous at his superiority at a keyboard. Not everyone can play Tchaikovsky 1 at the age of 12. Just lighten up and enjoy the music

CAN YOU PLEASE SHUT IT.... We just buried the last Lang Lang vs Everyone with 'real' talent thread.... Now again this has to be brought up?????

GIVE IT A DAMN REST.... How about everyone just keeps to themselves what they think about performers. lets just bury the hatchet and threaten to bury the person who brings up a Lang Lang debate EVER AGAIN....

Sorry rachfanatic - if I sounded harsh.... But I'm going nuts over this.

Offline jz_rach2

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #56 on: July 25, 2005, 08:51:24 PM
no way no way :'( :'( :'( :'(
that can't be true.. if langlang is not real, then i don't have any heros in my life anymore.....how could this be??!!!! i saw him play Rach's Rhapsody on a theme Paganini with my own eyes and fell for him because of that.....:'(:'(:'( please someone tell me this isn't true. he's my one and only idol.....

Offline stevie

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Re: Lang Lang Hand Syncs some of the time
Reply #57 on: July 26, 2005, 12:31:38 AM
2 facts for you:

1 - it's not true

2 - it isn't true

3 - i lied about there being only 2 facts
 

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