Lang Lang duets with Jamie Cullum in Monte Carlo
18 July 2013, 15:34
Pianist Lang Lang performed an incredible duet with jazz crossover singer Jamie Cullum in Monte Carlo earlier this week, giving the audience a rendition of 'Pure Imagination'.
Appearing at concert in Monte Carlo, Cullum introduced the song and told the audience that "we've never done this anywhere else in the world before," and joked that "we may take it on the road after this, we'll see how it goes."
He then joined Lang Lang for a six-minute version of the song, which featured a full orchestra in accompaniment and an intense piano battle between the Chinese superstar and Cullum at the end.
The song, taken from the soundtrack to the film version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, was made famous in its original incarnation, performed by Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.