Saturday 21 May 2011

Lang Lang and friends lost in the Royal Festival Hall

The shortcomings of London’s Royal Festival Hall are well known, but Lang Lang’s second RFH recital was surely asking for trouble. He, Mischa Maisky and Vadim Repin were fighting a losing battle against the huge hall, a really unsuitable venue for a piano trio. Surprisingly, Lang Lang emerged as the strongest of the ensemble, far better than the lacklustre Repin who never seemed comfortable. Still, the audience gave it a standing ovation, so what do I know?

You can read my full review at Classical source.

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