March 18 (Bloomberg) -- After a massive earthquake rocked Haiti in January, concert pianist Lang Lang sent a text message to Wyclef Jean asking if the singer’s friends and relatives in the Caribbean country were safe.
The Chinese superstar and the Haitian-born hip-hop artist who rose to fame with the Fugees had met a month earlier in Oslo at a concert honoring U.S. President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
3月21日（周日）晚8：30在纽约卡内基音乐厅，三代古典音乐艺术家们将汇聚一堂，他们是——备受赞誉的钢琴家郎朗，传奇指挥克里斯多夫`艾申巴赫(Christoph Eschenbach)以及德国石荷州音乐节管弦乐团（Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra)。
此次音乐盛会是一次慈善演出，收入全部捐赠给联合国儿童基金会（UNICEF），用于救助在海地大地震中的幸存儿童。艾申巴赫和郎朗原已预定在北美21个城市举行巡回演出，庆祝他们长达十年的艺术合作，但当他们知悉海地大地震的噩耗后，当即决定，在纽约演出一晚，支持联合国儿童基金会在海地的救援工作。这次活动部分由万宝龙（Montblanc)提供赞助，它自2004年成为联合国儿童基金会的赞助者，此次又主动通过“以爱为名”（Signature for Good）捐赠至少150万美元。
贝多芬：莱奥诺拉第三序曲（Leonora No.3, Op.72a)
HAVING performed in front of an international audience of more than five billion people at the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Chinese pianist Lang Lang enjoys almost pop-idol levels of adulation and his performance at the National Concert Hall justifies this unusual acclaim.
His programme separates sonatas by Beethoven and Prokofiev with part of Albeniz’ evocative “Iberia”.
The George Clooney-led telethon “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief,” raised more than $57 million in 24 hours, according to a statement from the producers. That preliminary total did not include donations from corporations or large private donations. A recording of the event, which featured performances by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder, among others, was the No. 1 iTunes album in 18 countries on Saturday. ...
Tchaikovsky: Trio with Rachmaninoff: Trio 1
Lang Lang, Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky
When famous soloists play chamber music together, the result can be a battle of egos or the creation of a whole greater than its parts. On this recording, in performances of two romantic Russian works ideally suited to their temperaments, three superstar virtuosos succeed in merging without submerging their over-life-size personalities. They could hardly be more different. Maisky, aged 61, born in Latvia, is a musical and political iconoclast and veteran chamber musician. Repin, 38, is one of the Siberian prodigies who took the world by storm some decades ago.
"At present there is possibly no-one around to perform this conerto in a similarly convincing way."
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This was a magnificent inauguration of Chopin Year. Lang Lang, one of the greatest world pianists, performed in Warsaw Philharmonic.
Friday evening was opened with Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise in e flat major op. 22. In the introduction, the Chinese pianist felt into reverie, treating, with rightness, andante as a nocturne. Afterwards, with an energy that is typical of him, he played polonaise. It was stunning although it was a specific kind of a walked dance. However, the performance of Concerto in e minor was perfect.
Lang Lang gave an evidence of stunning virtuosity and intelligence. Moreover, he resigned from a spectacular show.
If Lang Lang’s Warsaw concert had been limited to those few minutes of the middle Larghetto of the Concerto in f minor, the audience would still have left the concert hall having unforgotten experience. That is because the music was flying lightly in the air: performed in a delicate manner, full of poetry and sweetness mixed with nostalgia. This was a creation of the highest quality, the absolute top of the piano world.