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KCRW: Rhythm Planet - spring mix includes latest from Lang Lang and Maurizio Pollini

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For Rhythm Planet's latest mix, I've selected 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks-mostly new but a few evergreens, too. I'll highlight some of them below. 

New classical gems include Lang Lang playing Mozart's "Ah, vous dirai-je maman," better known today as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." The Chinese superstar pianist suffered an arm injury and decided to revisit the classic piano pieces he learned in his early years. The Piano Book deluxe edition from Deutsche Grammophon includes 29 of the most popular piano pieces for both piano players and lovers on 2 CDs. 

Veteran Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini continues to record and his latest album features Chopin piano classics, a repertoire he's long been famous for. We also hear the famous song "In trutina" from a new recording of Carl Orff's 1937 classic Carmina Burana, featuring the magnificent Tatar singer Aida Garifullina with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

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