"The Economist" "The Middle-C Kingdom"

Updated: Dec 25, 2019

"The Economist" reports on "How China made the piano its own". Rarely heard as late as the 1930s, then outlawed by Mao, piano reemerges in 1967. Not knowing "what would happen" Yin Chengzong played three days straight in Tiananmen Square where 3,000 "had gathered to listen". Today, of 50 million children learning piano worldwide, 40 million are Chinese leading to standouts like Lang Lang, Li Yundi and Yuja Wang. For more see https://www.economist.com/node/21777005?frsc=dg%7Ce

Yuja Wang (The Economist)

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