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Northern Lights?
Boris Giltburg plays Grieg
Edvard GriegPiano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 7II. Andante molto Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) is widely acknowledged as a central figure in the emergence of a distinctively Scandinavian tone in nineteenth century music. Even the composer, in his own words,
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Celso Albelo at the Wigmore Hall (Rosenblatt Recitals)
A significant development in the world of opera over the last few decades has been the emergence of new opportunities for young artists. Many opera houses now have Young Artist schemes, such as the Jette Parker programme at the Royal
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Bach Marathon
This all-day event at the Royal Albert Hall was a celebration of not one but two creative artists – J.S. Bach, and the conductor John Eliot Gardiner. Gardiner is 70 this year, and this Bach Marathon was principally led by
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Butterfly Alights in Guangzhou
I’ve watched many performances of Madame Butterfly since my teens – in Paris, London, Verona –and I must confess that apart from the famous Un bel dì vedremo aria or the Humming Chorus, I get pretty bored if the performance
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Let there be Music!
Mostly Baroque: Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Conductor: Geoffrey Lancaster, 14/7/2012 Jean-Féry Rebel Les Eléments, “Symphonie Nouvelle” Many moons ago, the pianist Paul Badura-Skoda — already in his early eighties, frail and bent by the ravages of age that made it difficult
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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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