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From A Piano Virtuoso, An Album For Beginners

Steve Inskeep speaks with superstar pianist Lang Lang about his new album, Piano Book, a reexamination of the classical music repertory he learned as child.
Lang Lang's latest solo record Piano Book is out now. Source: Joseph Oerke

No composition seems too difficult for pianist . But on his latest solo record, , the 36-year-old known for his finger-twisting virtuosity is exploring something simpler: Beethoven's "Fur Elise," Debussy's "Clair de Lune" and other

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