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The Highest Level (2013)

Lang Lang

Year: 2013

Runtime: 01:03:00

Live performance of Prokofiev's 'Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, op. 26' by pianist Lang Lang and the Berliner Philharmoniker orchestra.

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