“A lot of what you call the great repertoire is popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great work. I mean, come on. Rachmaninoff 3 is great. There shouldn’t be ‘If this work is so popular, then don’t do it.’ In the art world it is only what you feel right to perform.”
Lang Lang, pianist
Marcia Adair, “Lang Lang: Popular classical music is great, too”, Los Angeles Times, 28 April 2013.