December, 2014

57 Posts
Here’s to a 2015 filled with Music and Harmony!
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The Escher Quartet goes East
The Escher String Quartet really have their work cut out for them this January. While most of us will be lethargically recovering from new years celebrations, the Quartet will be preparing for their appearance at the Hong Kong International Chamber
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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Talent
The 8-year-old juggling a soccer ball and the 48-year-old jogging by, with Japanese lessons ringing from her earbuds, have something fundamental in common: At some level, both are wondering whether their investment of time and effort is worth it.
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Heinrich Schütz: Historia of the Birth of Jesus Christ
Sometimes it is easy to hate Johann Sebastian Bach! Not because of his abrasive and authoritative personality and certainly not because of his glorious compositions, but for the way that our familiarity with his works gets in the way of
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Musical Fairytales
New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic
In the morning of New Year’s Day 2015, roughly 60 million viewers in 90 countries worldwide will turn on their television to watch the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. That kind of marketing success is normally reserved for
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Beethoven – Prokofiev
BeethovenSonata for Piano and Cello No. 3 in A major, op. 69 ProkofievCello Sonata in C major, op. 119 Performed by André Navarra, cello Alfred Holecek, piano Recorded in 1958 Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 3 in A
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Orion Weiss is discovering the new – and mastering the old
You could say that the debut of Orion Weiss at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival has been long-anticipated – over two years in the waiting. Plans to appear at the 2013 Festival were rearranged due to the birth
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It’s a Woman’s Business
Nannette Streicher
The business of designing and building musical instruments was long in the exclusive domain of men. Or so we have been led to believe! But there was at least one woman who kicked ass in this male dominated world. Her
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