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Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang will play with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall (750 B St) on October 5-7. On October 5 and 7, Lang Lang will play Beethoven's Emperor and on October 6 he will perform Tchaikovsky. Performances start at 8 p.m. on all three evenings. Tickets cost $30-80.

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"Lang Lang has conquered the classical world with dazzling technique and charisma," praised National Public Radio's Morning Edition. San Diego Symphony conductor Jahja Ling said Lang Lang is "special because of his total mastery of the piano...He has the flair and great communicative power."

Lang Lang plays Chopin - Grande polonaise brillante:

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Burwell Oct. 1, 2012 @ 11:31 p.m.

According to Wikipedia, Lang Lang has his critics:

"Lang's performances have also been criticized. His performance style has been referred to as having "soggy rhythms and heavy phrasing", and as being "truly boring", "just bad" and "unendurable". Critics who feel that his playing is vulgar and lacks sensitivity have given him the nickname "Bang Bang". Pianist Earl Wild called him "the J. Lo of the piano."

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