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Re: Lang Lang Plays Chinese Propaganda Tune at White House
Dave Horne #1604451 01/24/11 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave Horne
I searched the BBC News (using Lang Lang White House) and came up with nothing.

I'm guessing this is a news item for ultra right wing sites that see conspiracies everywhere. smile

Could someone provide a CNN, BBC, or AP News link that has a hysterical response to all of this?

The lack of any mention of this situation by CNN, BBC, or the AP perhaps says more about those news services than it does about the merits of the story.

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IMHO, the ONLY interest in the story as far as "Pianist Corner' (that's the name of the Forum, right?) is whether Lang Lang may have played (whatever he played) loud, or soft, maybe too fast or slow; maybe of interest might be the key in which he played it, or arrangement, if the piece was not originally for the piano. Anything else, while it *may* be worthy of discussion, it should be discussed in any of the thousand (I'm sure there are that many) Forums elsewhere for whatever other topic you think it should belong in.
(I'm done now).


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Re: Lang Lang Plays Chinese Propaganda Tune at White House
Shosty #1604482 01/24/11 10:35 AM
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well spoken wdot...

i feel like when people say things like mr horne said, its like we took a time warp back 500 years and you might as well say,

"well if the church says the world is flat then then its flat. you are just saying its round not because its round but because you don't like the church."

please don't be a walter duranty from the nyt.(stationed in moscow shortly after the revolution and denied any atrocities and famine only for us to hear years later by nyt own admission there were over 30 million that were murdered under the communist rule)

facts are facts regarding china's human rights issues and laughing and saying its hysterical is just simply the reason why it continues.

the majority of the people that started epoch times, where the article came from, suffered under the ccp and had no outlet in which to tell their stories as no one would listen, so they started their own news service. its the most widely read chinese language news in the world actually... tells me the readers also have stories.

i hope you can take this friendly criticism mr. horne and be rational, i mean no offense.

have a great day.


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Re: Lang Lang Plays Chinese Propaganda Tune at White House
Shosty #1604550 01/24/11 12:10 PM
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In 1958 Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he chose to perform a particular song as an encore following his victory concert: Moscow Nights. That's right, he played a popular Russian song - not "America, the Beautiful" or some such to rub the Muscovites' noses in it.

Cliburn repeated that song when he performed at the White House during the 1987 Reagan/Gorbachev summit.

That's how a person with class and taste handles playing in a foreign land - especially at a time of international tension.

Lang Lang played My Motherland. He may not have known that some might find this song offensive - in which case he's learned little despite extensive travel. But he's certainly learning now.

Lang Lang has already demonstrated his lack of taste in nearly all of his performances.


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And this political discussion has now ended. Back to piano related matters.


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