Pick of the Week:

The Met buys British. Again.

Peter Gelb announced today through the New York Times that he has hired the London agent Robert Rattray  as assistant general manager for artistic affairs. Rattray

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Lang Lang’s plan: Teach the world to love Chinese music

Here’s what he’s telling Chinese state media: “I want to introduce more Chinese musical elements into the pop music to attract young people.” “As an ‘envoy of Spring Festival’ , I shoulder the responsibility of inheritance and promotion of Chinese culture.” “I hope my music has been closely linked with the young generations, as well as the world’s fashion,” he said.    

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