Lang Lang sits in a row of chairs
Lang Lang | Picture: Olaf Heine

Concert information


At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker


Celebrity pianist Lang Lang opens our piano series with an evening of high romanticism.  Frédéric Chopin’s mazurkas are a fascinating combion of folk-dance vigour with virtuosity and a sensitive awareness of sound, and Schumann’s Kreisleriana cycle bubbles over with imagination and emotion. Schumann’s cycle portrayed the composer in eight pieces, which together give – he wrote – a “picture of my character, my endeavours”. To open the concert, Lang Lang plays Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane, which combines romantic sensitivity with archaic baroque references.


Lang Lang piano


Gabriel Fauré
Pavane in F sharp minor, op. 50

Robert Schumann
Kreisleriana, op. 16


Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in F minor, op. 7 No. 3
Mazurka in B flat major, op. 17 No. 1, 2 and 4
Mazurka in C major, op. 24 No. 2 and 4
Mazurka in D flat major, op. 30 No. 3 and 4
Mazurka in D major, op. 33 No. 3, 4 and 2
Mazurka in F sharp minor, op. 59 No. 3
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op. 44

Main Auditorium

47 to 149 €

Series U: Piano

Seong-Jin Cho
Seong-Jin Cho | Picture: Stefan Höderath

What is a mazurka?
The short piano lexicon