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Feb 23, 2024

Lang Lang visits Google to perform pieces from his new album, “The Chopin Album”. This album includes the second set of Chopin's Études, the Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, and a selection of shorter works that he has long enjoyed performing, including three Nocturnes and the Waltz op. 64 no. 1, popularly known as the "Minute" Waltz.

Chopin has accompanied Lang Lang throughout his career. One of the first pieces he learnt was the Grande Valse brillante in E-flat major, and it was Chopin's music that also carried him through a number of career-changing competitions. And it was with the Chopin Études that Lang Lang made his now-renowned Beijing Concert Hall recital at age 14 -- a performance that led to his studying with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.

Originally published in October of  2012.

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