The day Lang Lang turned into Liberacemain
He has cancelled most orchestral concerts, stopped expanding his repertoire, confined himself to five easy pieces on record.
Who does that call to mind?
Here are some more clues.
He has a piano named after him, as well as all kind of oligarch products.
He stages a wedding at Versailles, the Valhalla of excess.
He talks mostly about accessories.
It’s all going Liberace for the former wonder-pianist of emergent China.
What can he do to make a comeback?
Play something challenging – the Schoenberg concerto, Busoni, Birtwistle, Prokofiev.
Show us he’s still interested in music.