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Astor Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla Tristeza de un doble A Escualo Adios Nonino Contraataque Mumuki Miguel angelo Chin Chin Aix-en-Provence 7th January 2012 I first encountered Piazzolla’s music when I was a student in London. I had not been much attracted by tango,
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All in the Family!
Le French May Arts Festival Hong Kong & Hong Kong SinfoniettaDaishin Kashimoto Plays Brahms14/4/2012, Hong Kong City Hall Concert hall Click here to read the concert preview “Getting Ready for the Performance”. Going to see the Hong Kong Sinfonietta is
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Feast or Folly? – 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition
The 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition, held over roughly 2 weeks in the fall of 2011, has come and gone. Organised by the Chopin Society of Hong Kong and financially supported by various business interests and taxpayer money, this
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“Dr. Sun Yat-sen”: A Fight at the Opera? Fundamentally Sound?
Hong Kong made history this month, hosting the world premiere of the former colony’s first homegrown grand opera, “Dr. Sun Yat-sen.” Not only is its namesake Cantonese; so were the composer, librettist, and much of the cast. Opera Hong Kong’s
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Roméo in Milan
I love Italy. Italians have a particular sense of elegance – refined, understated and polished, with delicate attention to detail. They are probably the most sophisticated Europeans. Yet their food is unpretentious – simple but so heavenly delicious – not
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Rolling the Dice in Macao?
When Fernando Chui Sai On took over the political reigns of the Macau Special Administrative Region in December 2009, he not only promised a speedy recover for the gaming industry, but also voiced his unbridled and continued support for local
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Shabby Butterfly!
I was in Paris for a few days to meet a very special friend, and managed to get a couple of tickets to Madame Butterfly at the Opera Bastille. I hadn’t intended to write about this event, for the very
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The ECO Music Cruise
I went on my first ECO Music Cruise in 2007, and it was a most memorable experience. Travelling with a respected orchestra and exceptional musicians, enjoying two to three concerts a day over the course of seven days, sometimes even
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