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Lang Lang will release 2 recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations, with a streaming event live from Beijing / ludwig van TORONTO

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Superstar pianist Lang Lang will release not one, but two recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, with a streaming event live from Beijing on the release date of September 4. The unique double release on Deutsche Grammophon includes a live version captured during a single take from the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, and a studio version of the same work.

To mark the official release, Lang Lang will be streaming a live event on his YouTube channel, including a performance of excerpts from the recordings, along with a Q&A session. In a release, Lang Lang is calling it his most personal project yet, and the "culmination of a 20-year journey".

"I'm now 38 and, while that's not old, I think the time was right for a new stage in my artistic development," he says in a media release. "I've moved into new terrain with the Goldberg Variations and really immersed myself fully in this project. My goal as an artist is to keep becoming more self-aware and more knowledgeable, as well as to keep offering inspiration to others. It's an ongoing process, but this project has taken me a little further along the path."

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