By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
April 23, 2010

Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs “Flight of the Bumblebee” in San Francisco

It was the first of three encores at a concert for young musicians at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall. The YouTube video has gone viral, but the joke is that you don’t need to be a piano virtuoso to play Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic interlude at high speed on the Apple (AAPL) iPad. On Smule’s Magic Piano ($0.99), the app does most of the work.

The Wall St. Journal‘s Yukari Iwatani Kane has the backstory.

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