More so than any other city in China, Hong Kong has long been a symbol of the exotic other. As an English colony, it was a good place for the Westerner to visit because you knew that someone, somewhere would speak your language. Yet, you also knew that you were just a Western drop in a very large sea of Chinese-speakers. Some of the music in this list is by Hong Kong composers and some music is by people who have been influenced by Hong Kong – just like the city itself.
you arrive and the country is at your feet:
Hui: A Hong Kong Song
Luo: Queen’s Road East
Chan: 3650 Nights
Bryars: Made in Hong Kong
Time to slow down, and perhaps a nap?
Lam: The Homeward Boat
Chan: Looking Afar
Sheng: 4 Movements for Piano Trio: IV. Nostalgia
Perhaps a concert or a show?
Partch: The Bewitched: Scene 1: Background for the Transfiguration of American Undergrads in a Hong Kong Music Hall
Cosma: Hong Kong Flirt
Tanner: Fragrant Harbor (Hong Kong)
Winteregg: China Crossing: IV. Hong Kong
Chasins: Three Chinese Pieces: No. 3. Rush Hour in Hong Kong
- Destination Brazil Brazil and its main city, Rio de Janeiro, came to life for many people
- Destination Rome The city of Rome is a city of ancient forums and modern traffic
- Destination Cairo One side of the river are the modern buildings of today
- Destination Dublin We associate Dublin, and, perhaps, all of Ireland with folk music.
- Musical Tributes: Paganiniana, Schubertiana, Gershwiniana and Bachiana Brasileira Honoring Paganini, Schubert, Bach and Gershwin
- Claude Debussy and His Circle of Friends II Debussy’s love affairs, and friendship with Chausson, Stravinsky and more
- Claude Debussy and His Circle of Friends The composer’s relationship with journalists, publishers and fellow musicians
- Leonard Bernstein: Seven Anniversaries (1942-3) Honoring his family, close friends and colleagues with compositions