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    Lang Lang - a journey

    This extract from Lang Lang's book about his musical journey is rather harrowing, however, he did study in China where punishment is mandatory regardless of guilt, it would seem ...

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1216...html?mod=Books

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    You have to feel sorry for him, no wonder he called her Proffessor Angry.

    I don't expect it is easy to be a young talented musician, who does everything right but still gets told off.

    I would like to get hold of his book and read it. Thank you for that excerpt, you have whetted my appetite.


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    he is an exceptional musician, for sure. I've not heard him live, but I've certainly heard him play with our orchestras via their broadcasts.

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    Lang Lang is not the only one who suffered such indignations - Rachmaninoff had a music teacher named Zverev who would slap and hit his students if they made mistakes. Zverev, incidentally, means *beast*.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Hitting students is just so wrong. But they were the bad old days I guess.

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