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This double-CD set is the first all-Mozart recording from the Chinese-born piano virtuoso Lang Lang, who at age 32 has achieved something approaching matinee idol popularity for his performances of classical music.
 
He's also enjoyed unusual cross-over success: This year alone he popped up at the World Cup concert in Rio de Janeiro, where he appeared with tenor Placido Domingo, and at the Grammy Awards, where he performed with Metallica.
 
Until now, Lang Lang's prodigious technique and charisma have seemed best suited to composers of the 19th century romantic repertory, including Liszt and Chopin. So for this foray into Mozart, he was wise to choose conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a specialist in 17th and 18th century music, as his collaborator. READ THE FULL Associated Press REVIEW.