Journey of A Thousand Miles

Journey of A Thousand Miles

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"Fans around the world have been won over by the Chinese pianist Lang Lang's immense charm and are in awe of his magnificent talent. The excitement his performances evoke is well documented. What is less known is the heart-wrenching story of his journey from a young prodigy in an industrial city in northern China to one of the greatest pianists of our time. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable story of a boy and his father, who sacrificed almost everything for the belief in a young boy's talent. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges east and west, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography; his story opens a door to Chinese culture at a time when the world's attention will be on Beijing - Lang Lang will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia, 2008.
ISBN: 9780733623608
Branch Call Number: 927.862 LAN
Characteristics: 282 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David


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Mar 01, 2018

A fascinating read. I have often been curious what was going on in Lang Lang's mind while he plays as beautifully as he does, this book gives an inkling of the joy and sorrow that has filled his young mind. He is a gifted young man who enjoys what he can do.

It is also wonderful that he shares the ability to make music with other children around the world.

sbkaur Apr 06, 2017

How a father's ambition was vicariously fulfilled by his son. Lang Lang practiced 8 hours a day since he was 7 years old. "Nurture" played a very significant role in his musical development even though he came from a family that appreciated music.
An interesting read about the intense competitiveness in China amongst the families that were forced to have one and only one child.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 26, 2014

There are so many fascinating aspects to Lang Lang's life (he is only 26) so far - from his delight in getting his first piano at age 23 months and the playfulness he associated with the instrument (his musical influence included Tom & Jerry playing Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody), to the poverty his family experienced in Shengyang and Beijing, his separation from his mother (orchestrated by his father who was completely obsessed with his son's success), and of course his incredible achievements as a concert pianist.

Muzyka_14 Apr 08, 2013

A very interesting life story of Lang Lang.

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