May, 2015

74 Posts
Beyond Stage Fright
Beyond Stage Fright is a series of video interviews featuring many of today’s most significant performers exploring issues around performance stress. Initiated by pianist and performance coach Charlotte Tomlinson, this exciting project is representative of a growing openness about these
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Nicolai Gedda: Alive, well and thoroughly immortal
Last weekend, unconfirmed reports hit the internet about the great Swedish tenor’s death. By the following Monday the reports were denied by publicists and friends: Nicolai Gedda (born July 11, 1925) is alive and well.
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Arvo Pärt
1+1=1 Estonian-born composer Arvo Pärt (1935-) has managed to strike a sound of devotional archaism into a world of chaotic modernity. Highly experimental during his early musical career, Pärt’s study of early music inspired a new, and completely unique musical
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Music in the Mind
Cheryl had lost most of her hearing abilities by her late 60s. Her hearing had deteriorated so much that she could barely hear people on the phone, and her partners playing bridge together would have to repeat their bids extra
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Forecast Sunny and Bright: It’s Summertime!
As we come into summertime, we want music that matches our positive outlook. Composers, however, may take a different look at the heat and weather conditions. They give us storms, sleepy naps in the sun, and even work to do!
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PANUFNIK, A.: Piano Concerto / LUTOSLAWSKI, W.: Piano Concerto / SZYMANSKI, P.: Piano Concerto (Poblocka)
Piano Concerto – Molto Tranquillo From PANUFNIK, A.: Piano Concerto / LUTOSLAWSKI, W.: Piano Concerto / SZYMANSKI, P.: Piano Concerto (Poblocka) (1998) Released by CD Accord Panufnik: Piano Concerto – Molto TranquilloThe Piano Concerto is an exuberant, colourful work, premiered
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Mozart & Shostakovich
A Review by Yeung Man Lok Anson
On 15th May, The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performed Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, with pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Shostakovich Symphony No.11, The Year 1905 conducted by Case Scaglione.
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Hong Kong New Music Ensemble: Modern Academy 2015
Shortly after the cessation of hostilities in 1946, the city of Darmstadt, located in the state of Hessen in central Germany, hosted unique musical gatherings that would eventually become an institution. These “International Summer Courses for New Music” had two
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