10 Questions for Lang Lang

The world-renowned piano virtuoso recalls his musical childhood in a new memoir, Journey of a Thousand Miles. Lang Lang will now take your questions

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Lang Lang

The world-renowned piano virtuoso recalls his musical childhood in a new memoir, Journey of a Thousand Miles. Lang Lang will now take your questions

As a person who has grown up with pop music, I find it hard to enjoy classical music. What can I do about this?James Jiang, Norwich, U.K.
I don't think that if you listen to pop music, you can't enjoy classical. Find something very popular to listen to first--piano pieces by Chopin or something like Swan Lake--and then you can move on to Mahler or Wagner.