The magic number is 88

Audiences, of course, dearly love pianist Yuja Wang: she sells out concerts all over the world. And it’s always seemed to me that the camera adores her, too, which makes her a must-follow on Facebook, especially if I feel like beating myself over the head for not being where she’s playing that week.

Yuja Wang at rest

Yuja Wang in blue

Yuja Wang with the fringe on top

That second picture leads inevitably into this performance last month in Vienna. Rhapsody in Blue, anyone?

A measured pace throughout, though this fits with Gershwin’s intention that jazz should be played strictly in time for reasons of danceability. The crowd, of course, loved it.


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