ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Brahms for Beginners: Twelve Pieces to Make You Love Brahms
Here are 12 pieces that represented Brahms' career and life

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Niu Niu: The Pianist’s Journey
An Interview on His New Album and Upcoming Performances
Niu Niu is a talented young pianist who has been performing on stage since the age of 6. This month, a new album featuring a live collaboration between Niu Niu and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by maestro Jaap
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Enescu’s First Rhapsody
A product of a 19-year-old composer, George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, completed in 1901, is thought to be a loosely connected set of episodes sources on folk dances and folk songs. But although these are seemingly ‘as found’, Enescu
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The Music of Poetry
Aaron Copland: 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
I had long believed that the poems most frequently set to music came from the pen of Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Whitman, or Verlaine. In reality, however, that particular honour probably belongs to the American poet Emily Dickinson. In 1992 a
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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

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If your idea of a recital is something to be endured with a few gems as a reward, then this recording will change your mind completely – it’s both constantly challenging to the pianist and constantly rewarding to the listener. Have a listen!

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The Melodic Support: The Double Bass
The lowest member of the string family is the double bass – its genetics place it closer to the viol than the violin in that it has sloping shoulders (see cello for a viola da gamba image), its body is
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