Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 by Jan Lisiecki

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Imagine Justin Bieber as a classical pianist dressed in a nice suit and sweater with an artsy scarf around his neck. Or maybe not. How about this: Jan Lisiecki is a Polish-Canadian prodigy (with carefully tousled hair) who recorded two of Mozart’s best-known piano concertos for the prestigious label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)—when he was only 16. Playing with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, he displays a perfect command of his instrument and a lovely touch. Now 18, Lisiecki is currently on a worldwide tour and has just released a second album with DG, a recording of Chopin’s Etudes. Not exactly “Baby, Baby,” but definitely Romantic. (Deutsche Grammophon

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Otto Selles teaches French at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., and attends Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.