Lang Lang on mastering Bach’s Goldberg Variations: it’s made me a better pianist, the Chinese virtuoso says

//Lang Lang on mastering Bach’s Goldberg Variations: it’s made me a better pianist, the Chinese virtuoso says

Lang Lang on mastering Bach’s Goldberg Variations: it’s made me a better pianist, the Chinese virtuoso says

Chinese pianist Lang Lang may have been playing J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations for close to three decades, but it was only this year that he felt confident enough to make a recording of the work – two, in fact.“I have been practising it since the age of 10 … playing it is very challenging,” Lang says of the work, written in 1741 for a different keyboard instrument, the harpsichord. “You have to master the pure Baroque way of playing it, while paying attention to the improvisatory parts. [I…

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