Lang Lang had a very busy weekend. (So, what’s new?) On Friday (May 11), he received a Degree of Doctor Musical Arts, honoris causa from the Manhattan School of Music. The next day, he played a sold-out recital (again, what’s new?) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Neither Puccini nor Verdi was on the program. Instead, Lang Lang played Bach, Chopin and Schubert. The same program will be repeated later this month at Carnegie Hall.

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