Lang Lang Plays Liszt

Pianist Lang Lang, photo from
Pianist Lang Lang, photo from

This past Monday, TIME interviewed Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang for its 10 Questions strand. We met up with the 26 year-old phenom at the headquarters of Steinway pianos on W. 57th Street in New York, and videotaped the interview for The interview can be seen here and heard here and read here.

But afterwards, we asked Mr. Lang if he would play something so we could incorporate it into the video. He sat down at the piano — a concert-ready grand, tuned and prepped in advance by Steinway technicians — and played a piece by Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major. It’s offered as a bonus video, and I’ve linked it here:


3 thoughts on “Lang Lang Plays Liszt

  1. Willard Duff

    Absolutely amazing music and all memorized with such emotion evident. I wonder how many pieces he can play without stopping to read the music?

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