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Li Yundi: China’s ‘Piano Prince’ detained for hiring prostitute


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Behind the scenes with a South Korean competitor in the International Chopin Piano Competition


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Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition

Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical renditionRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday an impromptu piano rendition he gave on the sidelines of a meeting in Beijing had been hampered by an out of tune instrument. Putin was captured on camera on Sunday sitting down at a grand piano in a Chinese state residence, and performing a few slightly hesitant chords of two popular Soviet-era compositions, “Moscow Windows” and “Evening Song.” Asked at a news briefing in Beijing on Monday about his performance, Putin said he had just been idly toying around with the keys while he waited for his meeting to start with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an international forum. “It’s a pity that the piano was out of tune,” Putin said.



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Russia's Putin plays piano as he awaits talks with Xi

Russia's Putin plays piano as he awaits talks with XiBEIJING (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin played piano while awaiting Chinese leader Xi Jinping for bilateral talks in Beijing on Sunday. Putin spoke earlier on Sunday at a summit on China's new Silk Road plan. He later arrived at state Diaoyutai residence for talks with Xi and other leaders. While waiting for his bilateral with Xi to begin, Putin played several chords. According to TASS news agency and state Russian television, Putin played passages from Soviet-era songs about Moscow and St Petersburg. …



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