July, 2010

22 Posts
Exuberance and Energy at the HKICMF 2010
I love the violin for its incredible emotive range. With a violin in hand, a master can paint so many pictures: a romp through a field, a sun-dappled parlour, a stately march, a manic pandemonium. Or nature in full bloom,
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Clara Schumann
Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of
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From Vietnam to Finland, from bordellos to concert halls: new tango voices book tells the global side of the genre
They say that every fifteen minutes, somewhere in the world, someone is playing Tango Jalousie, one of the most beloved of all tangos. Dizzy Gillespie jammed to it. The British blockbuster film “The Full Monty” includes it. Tenor Placido Domingo
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Classical music, with a Syrian twist
DAMASCUS, Syria — The Damascus Opera House was practically full one recent weeknight as a gathering of medical professionals from around the Arab world came together to hear the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra. The lights dimmed, and conductor Missak Baghboudarian
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Baldassare Galuppi
Antigono (excerpts) (1762) Messa per San Marco: Concerto a 4 in D Major (1766) Baldassare Galuppi (18 October 1706 – 3 January 1785) was an Italian composer, nicknamed “Il Buranello” because of his origin on the island of Burano, near the city of Venice. He
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Jean-Guihen Queyras
“Jean-Guihen Queyras was the elegant cello soloist, his tones urbane and mellow, his articulation sparkling…” – Birmingham Post.net, June 2010 “Mr. Queyras produces a warm, dark tone, animated by his flexible, expressive use of vibrato…its character, power and color make
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Mr. Corelli in London
Mr. Corelli in London Corelli’s Concerto It is very rare to hear such wonderful recorder music. This is a fascinating performance by Maurice Steger with the English Concert, presenting the beautiful concertos by Arcangello Corelli. Definitely a must have.
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Finnish festival invites you to create new opera
(Reuters) – Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival has invited the public to help it create an opera entirely from online submissions. The festival launched its Opera by You project on Thursday with the aim of having it ready to stage a
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