Composers > Anecdotes > Puccini: - Madama Butterfly - - Premiered Today in 1904
by Georg Predota | February 17th, 2019

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Premiered Today in 1904

When the original two-act version of Madama Butterfly premiered in Milan on 17 February 1904, the audience was not impressed. Puccini had struggled to complete the score, and there simply wasn’t enough time for proper rehearsals. Despite notable singers Rosina [...] more >>

Blog > I Just Don’t “Get” Classical Music
by Frances Wilson | February 17th, 2019

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I keep meeting people who tell me they “just don’t get” classical music. Or that they “don’t understand” classical music and therefore cannot appreciate or enjoy it (an attitude which I think is inculcated early on in school and does [...] more >>

Blog > Brahms and His Late Piano Works - Fantasien Op.116
by Anson Yeung | February 16th, 2019

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Fantasien Op.116

Johannes Brahms’ (1833-1897) intricate late piano works, from Op.116 to Op.119, were composed from 1892 to 1893 and have been known for their reflective nature, amalgamated with lyricism, desolation and heart-warming moments. The probable dedicatee of these works, Clara Schumann, [...] more >>

Blog > A Life in Music — Is Playing Well, Enough?
by Janet Horvath | February 16th, 2019

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When I was a young student I sought out the best teachers, practiced many hours, and performed a great deal of repertoire with the ambition to land a position in a major orchestra. I thought playing well would be enough [...] more >>

My music > BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2
February 16th, 2019

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Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37 III. Thema andante con variazioni From BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2 (2018) Released by Naxos Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37 – III. Thema andante con variazioniBeethoven’s mastery in [...] more >>

Events > in Hong Kong > Listening Between the Lines Series – Once Upon A Time in Hong Kong by Ma Ka-Fai

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Date: 2019/3/10 Time: 8PM Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU Presenter(s): HKU Cultural Management Office Artist(s): Ma Ka-Fai, Yuan-Pu Chiao, I-Ching Li, Hao-Tun Teng, Jubel Chen, Yi-Shien Lien, Pei-Yao Wang Programme: Presenting works by Shostakovich, Vierne, Bartók, [...] more >>

Events > in Hong Kong > Listening Between the Lines Series – Anonymity by Hu Ching-Fang

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Date: 2019/3/9 Time: 8PM Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU Presenter(s): HKU Cultural Management Office Artist(s): Hu Ching-Fang, Yuan-Pu Chiao, I-Ching Li, Hao-Tun Teng, Jubel Chen, Yi-Shien Lien, Pei-Yao Wang Programme: Presenting works by Ravel, Poulenc, Jongen, [...] more >>

Events > in Hong Kong > The Magic Horn

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Date: 2019/2/23 Time: 7:30PM Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Presenter(s): Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong Artist(s): Felix Klieser, Zoe Chan, Melody Mak, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong Programme: HolstMozartTchaikovsky Jupiter from The PlanetsHorn Concerto No. 4Waltz [...] more >>