Lang Lang

Playing with Flying Keys

By Lang Lang; Michael French; Daniel Barenboim (Introduction by)
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385735780, 215pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2008

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Description

HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also shares his perspective on his rapidly changing homeland. He thoughtfully explores the differences between East and West, especially in the realm of classical music and cultural life. Shining through his rags-to-riches story of a child prodigy who came of age as a renowned musician, Lang Lang’s positive spirit, his dynamic personality, and his enduring passion for music will inspire readers of all ages. Includes a 16-page photo insert.




About the Author
Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China.Lieutenant Shane Osborn was born in South Dakota in 1974 and was raised in Nebraska, where he attended the University of Nebraska on a Naval ROTC scholarship. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in flight. He lives in Anacortes, Washington. Malcolm McConnell has written extensively on military aviation," "Michael French is the author of several books for young adults.Pianiste et chef d'orchestre de renommee internationale, Daniel Barenboim a entre autres dirige l'Orchestre de Paris. Il est actuellement a la tete de la Staatsoper de Berlin. Citoyen israelien, il a recemment accepte un passeport palestinien.
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