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Lang Lang is elegant, quirky, and magical in Beethoven concerto with HK Phil / South China Morning Post

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Lang Lang is back. The serious left-arm injury of 2017 that left the star Chinese pianist out of action for a year seemed all but forgotten in his performance of Beethoven's second piano concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of music director Jaap van Zweden, on Thursday.  His performance, combining elegance with great technique and plenty of flamboyant hand gestures, made for an eccentric and entertaining centrepiece to an all-Beethoven concert.

Photo: Ka Lam

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