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"Lang tells the story of his childhood without self-pity or bitterness, making his success, and the book itself, all the more satisfying." --"New York Times Book Review
""Journey of a Thousand Miles" is a fast read, told with the kind of breathless enthusiasm that echoes Lang Lang's personality . . . Lang Lang's story, with its trajectory from a chubby prodigy living in a Chinese backwater to a pop star of the classical music world based in America, is full of drama. It's a tale of astounding talent born to parents who knew and appreciated the arts and recognized their son's gifts." --"Chicago Sun-Times
“Lang tells the story of his childhood without self-pity or bitterness, making his success, and the book itself, all the more satisfying.” —"New York Times Book Review
“"Journey of a Thousand Miles" is a fast read, told with the kind of breathless enthusiasm that echoes Lang Lang’s personality . . . Lang Lang’s story, with its trajectory from a chubby prodigy living in a Chinese backwater to a pop star of the classical music world based in America, is full of drama. It’s a tale of astounding talent born to parents who knew and appreciated the arts and recognized their son’s gifts.” —"Chicago Sun-Times
"Journey of a Thousand Miles" tells the remarkable story of a boy who sacrificed almost everything - family, financial security, childhood, his reputation in China's insular classical music world - to fulfil his promise as a classical pianist. Lang Lang was born in Shenyang in north-eastern China just after the end of the Cultural Revolution. He began piano lessons at three and by ten had been awarded a place at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In order to continue his studies he moved thousands of miles from home, living with his exacting father in a cramped, shared apartment, while his mother stayed at home to earn the money to pay his fees. Lang Lang reveals that his father's ruthless discipline reflects a national obsession with winning at all costs.At fifteen he moved to the United States to take up a scholarship at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia; by nineteen he was selling out Carnegie Hall. His tutor and mentor Daniel Barenboim has described him as 'extraordinarily talented'. Now twenty-six, Lang Lang tours relentlessly, delighting sell-out audiences with his trademark flamboyance.This title presents the Chinese musical prodigy that tells his heartbreaking, dramatic and ultimately triumphant story. It is published to tie in with Lang Lang's week-long residency at London's Barbican. It is the rags-to-riches story of a popular crossover star who regularly tops Classic FM's charts.
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Book Description Aurum Press Ltd, 2009. Condition: Very Good. 1601130643. Seller Inventory # U9781845134785
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Book Description Arum Press Ltd, 2009. Hard Cover. Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First British Edition. Grey cloth hard cover - Good+. In illustrated DJ - scuff to bottom of spine/unclipped/Good+. xi + 239 pages including b/w illustrations. Content Good+. (546g) Photo on request. As the proceeds from the sale of the book go to charity correct postage will be asked for if more than default price quoted. Seller Inventory # 004555
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