Lang Lang tackles Prokofiev’s 7th Piano Sonata

I guess there are those purists who are put off by Lang Lang’s theatrics, but no one would deny that this is a supremely talented & gifted musician.  While I have always admired Maurizio Pollini’s take on this work which has been considered the “Gold Standard” since he recorded it in 1971, there is much to admire here with Lang Lang’s interpretation (AND the wonderful photography of a live recital).

Here’s the slow but beautiful middle section:

And finally, the cacophonous finale: