Honestly, you see that and all you really want to do is start a caption contest, don't you? Something like Rattle shouting, "Damn it, Lang Lang, I've told you before, that's a quarter-rest, not a half-rest!" Or Lang Lang crooning, "Is this my best side? Or should I turn to the right?" Here is a "trailer", meaning a little video clip advertisement for the album. YouTube refuses to embed, so you will have to follow this link:
I'm afraid that I stopped listening when Simon Rattle commented on Lang Lang's being "sheerly, uncannily accurate". Well, sure, obviously, knowing he had a recording session coming up, he practiced a bit. I can tolerate the white lies, half-truths, out and out fabrications and smelly little falsehoods of most advertising as they concern things I am not very interested in such as laundry detergent, blue jeans and over-priced perfumes. But when they are connected with something I am interested in and respect, classical music, then I find them quite intolerable!
I like to imagine what Bartók might have thought or said about this marketing and performance of his concerto...
I'm afraid that whenever I see musicians mugging for the camera like this, over-dramatizing their gestures and desperately trying to catch our attention (and dollar), it leaves me just a bit cold. I tend to avoid this sort of thing. I prefer musicians who happen to have some dignity. Who are trying to express something other than mere accuracy and their own narcissism. Here is Grigory Sokolov playing the Schubert Sonata, D. 960: