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Lang Lang - The Mozart Album / WCRB: CD of the Week

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Lang Lang, the 32-year-old native of China, has electrified that country's relationship with classical music. In the process, he has become one of the most popular artists across Europe and the U.S. His upbringing was defined by a father who saw the potential in his son for remarkable achievements as a musician - and who pursused that ambition relentlessly. Now Lang Lang has turned to a musical superstar of another era whose own childhood was defined by a relentlessly driven but loving father.

In The Mozart Album, Lang Lang takes us into the two major categories of music Mozart wrote for his chosen instrument. With conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24 connect us with the music Mozart wrote when he supported himself in Vienna by producing and performing his own subscription series of concerts. And we hear a more intimate side of Mozart in works for solo piano, including three sonatas and several shorter works, including the Rondo alla Turca from the Sonata No. 11.  READ THE FULL WCRB: Boston ARTICLE