Shanghai – the beautiful city on the Yangtze River – was one of the first major cities of China opened to the West in 1842 and seems to have always had one foot firmly in China while, at the same time, reaching to the west for culture and experience. When you arrive the high-speed train whisks you into a city of modern development in Pudong and 19th-century houses on the Bund. Busy streets lead to green leafy neighborhoods in the French Concession and yet it is all pure modern China.
you arrive and the country is at your feet:
Ge: Shanghai Reminiscences: Part I: My Childhood: I. Jing An Temple
Cavanna: Shanghai Concerto: I. D major
Gong: On the Docks: ‘Since I Left Shanghai After My Retirement’
Jin: Yangtze! Yangtze!
Time to slow down, and perhaps a nap?
Chen: Longing: Shanghai Nights
Ma / Gu: East Sea Fishermen’s Song
perhaps a concert or a show?
Wen: Shanghai Prelude
Newman: Skyfall: Shanghai Drive
Sheng: A Night at the Chinese Opera
- 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.
- The Neglected Bruch “Most of my works will be more and more neglected”
Guys, what WERE you Thinking!
Bigotry and Racism in Classical Music The titles of these classical pieces need some thought adjustment…
The City Morning and Night
Molinelli’s 4 Pictures from New York The music of New York with an Italian touch by Roberto Molinelli
Carl Maria von Weber: Inspired by Turandot
“Overture and Marches” for Turandot, Op. 37 The use of pentatonic melody “air chinois”