Thursday, February 7, 2008

Your Daily Vid: The Jackie Chan of the Piano

Posted by John Stoehr on Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 9:51 AM

This is Lang Lang, one of the most charismatic pianists performing today. In fact, his charisma, and the over-the-top flamboyance of pianists like him, was the subject of a piece on the New York Times yesterday. Basically, Bernie Holland says the classical music equivalent of shut up and play yer guitar. I think it might have something to do with changing performance styles and changing audience expectations. I don't know. What do you think?


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