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Lang Lang's journey in the Goldberg Variations
#3022979 09/08/20 09:30 PM
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I thought this video rather interesting and really enjoyed these
sections of Lang Lang's new recording.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm2OTmIGOgA

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He plays much better now. But we should also consider the differences between a live recital and a recording.
This one for me is a top difficult piece. Much more difficult than Liszt, Chopin and Schubert.

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On the topic, Zhu Xiao-Mei's 2014 recording (released in 2016) and the movie “The Return is the Movement of Tao” on it is also beautiful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq2EtAK38xk

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Sorry to bore everyone with my infatuation for the harpsichord, but this is my favourite Goldberg.


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Who is the harpsichordist?

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Jean Rondeau, I think. He also has quite a few beautiful recordings of pieces by Couperin (e.g. a beautiful Les Barricades Mysterieuses) on youtube

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What added to me the enjoyment of the video apart, from the music was the spiritual side as well .Starting in the ancient temple ,and then Lang Lang in the St Thomas church where Bach worked, producing some of the greatest music ever written.
Here in this place Lang Lang "sees" his own musical development in "a vision".It seems after a performance he kneels down by Bach's grave.This was the place where the "experience of Bach's music" on his life as a person and a musician becomes clear for him.
We may just think this is part of Lang Lang's showmanship for
which he is well known.He is after all a great pianist with an incredible technique , a great entertainer, yet we should not forget the he is also human. So yes I believe it was all sincere.
I think he like many musicians has had a profound experience
by exploring this great masterpiece by Bach.
This was something I really needed to see and listen to
when we head into a winter with Covid 19 on the increase.

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@Lady Bird and @Vikendios, Thanx for sharing the videos. Very enjoyable.


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Lang 2 and Bach??? Oh come on...


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Do you play any Bach on your beautiful Hamburg trandinhnamanh ?

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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Do you play any Bach on your beautiful Hamburg trandinhnamanh ?
Not much, but yes.


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The aria reminded me of the John Cage piece ASLP, but the first variation is nice and sprightly and the second seems about the right tempo as well. Perhaps the aria was just Lang Lang being Lang Lang. Then we get the first canon variation and the tempo slows down again. I may not make my way through the whole thing.

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