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Lang Lang discusses 'Piano Book' with 90.9WETA

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In 2019 Lang Lang released; ‘Piano Book' – a collection of pieces which first inspired him to play the piano and led him on his path to international stardom. The recording, his first new studio album in three years, marked his return to Universal Music Group and Deutsche Grammophon – the label he first signed to in 2003. At the time, Lang Lang said: "I want to take every music lover on a journey through my favourite piano pieces. I hope to inspire as well as motivate every piano student to remain focused during daily practice, and to play and understand these essential pieces for what they really are: true masterpieces!"

‘Piano Book' gathers together many of the miniatures that generations of amateur pianists have grown up with. Lang Lang holds them in the highest regard, believing them to be classics in their own right. He wants to encourage piano students across the world to fully appreciate them.

Lang Lang discussed the album with 90.1WETA: Washington DC's Linda Carducci. He also spoke about his institute to foster music education globally.         LISTEN