Lang Lang delivered two memorable performances on his much-anticipated return to the Royal Albert Hall in November 2013. Set-up as international co-production of BFMI, ZDF/3sat and Sony Classical / Sony Corp, this recording of the pianist superstar is a native 4K production. Besides that: London, you never cease to amaze!
Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, Lang Lang showcased his extraordinary abilities at the intimate in-the-round concerts.
The first half of the programme was dedicated to Mozart (Sonatas No. 5 in G major, K283, No. 4 in E flat major, K282, and No. 8 in A minor, K310); the second half followed with Chopin’s Four Ballades. Lang Lang has proved himself to be a masterful pianist numerous times before, but in this recital he sent the audience into raptures with true showmanship qualities, giving seven encores after the quite exhausting programme. George Hall, writing in his Guardian review
commented “Lang Lang’s two-part programme of Mozart and Chopin pieces contained some instances of jaw-dropping virtuosity”