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LANG LANG & SFSyO Mark Wigglesworth cond. BEETHOVEN Concerto Nº1 Op.15 FINALE
Seeded by jorgeliebermannjx on 20 Apr 2012
Author: jrgliebermann216
At the White House state dinner in honor of P.R. China President Hu Jintao on January 19, 2011, Lang played the theme song to the Korean War movie Battle on Shangganling Mountain called "My Motherland". Although the tune is popular and has lost much of its political and historical significance in China, one of the lyric lines "we deal with wolves with guns" has been described as a direct reference to the United States. The event was interpreted by some Chinese dissidents, Chinese nationalists, bloggers, and conservative US media as a direct attempt to humiliate the United States. In response to the controversy Lang denied that he had intended to insult the United States. He later released a statement stating that he "selected this song because it has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. It was selected for no other reason but for the beauty of its melody." White House spokesperson Tommy Vietor also responded by saying My Motherland is "widely known and popular in China for its
Artist: Lang Lang
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Presenter: Jorge Liebermann