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I browse through the following performance by Lang Lang with three other musicians in 2014 Chinese New Year Gala. There are three pieces. The first is "flight of the bumblebee", another is a Chinese folk song. You can see him play piano with orange, and hammer.
Whether you like his performance or not, I am sure you find it is really fun to watch.
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Great to see classical musicians letting their hair down in such a virtuosic manner .
Of course, there's always been a long tradition of this - going back as far back as (ex-prodigy) Franz Clement playing his violin upside down in between the movements of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which he premiered (and apparently sight-read).
Though it has to be said that there aren't many classical musicians who have the requisite wit and lightness of touch to carry these things off. Among contemporary classical pianists, probably only Denis Matsuev has done something similar.
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