Truth is, most works on the all-Tchaikovsky program would have been exhausted from over-exposure long ago were it not for succeeding generations of performers re-interpreting the music in ways that keep it communicative.
Her reading of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 was not what you'd expect. Emerging artists begin their careers placing virtuosity first; any sense of personality peaks out from the confines of impressively energetic tempos. Wang took her time. Each phrase was molded with its own deeply felt character. Even when Tchaikovsky reiterates his thematic material obsessively, she had strong emotional explanations.