Composers > Anecdotes > Mapping the Musical Genome: The Gibbons Family
by Georg Predota | November 18th, 2017

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Orlando Gibbons (1572-1625) was born in Oxford, son of a town wait—essentially a town musician whose duties included playing his instrument for the townsfolk, welcoming Royal visitors, and leading processions on civic occasions. William Gibbons moved back and forth between [...] more >>

My music > STEPANIAN, H.: Preludes, Opp. 47, 48 and 63
November 18th, 2017

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Prelude No. 5 in B Minor, Op. 63 From STEPANIAN, H.: Preludes, Opp. 47, 48 and 63 (2017) Released by Grand Piano Stepanian: Prelude No. 5 in B Minor, Op. 63Described by Aram Khachaturian as “the greatest Soviet Armenian composer”, [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Rock-A-Bye Baby II - Crossing from Folk to Art
by Georg Predota | November 17th, 2017

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Crossing from Folk to Art

The lullaby, a gentle song intended for lulling young and/or ailing children to sleep originated in various folk repertories. It easily crossed into art music not only as a song but also as a short instrumental piece, frequently scored for [...] more >>

Media > Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing
November 17th, 2017

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A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”

Composers > Love > Erich Korngold and Luzi Sonnenthal - A Triumph of Love
by Georg Predota | November 16th, 2017

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A Triumph of Love

Luise von Sonnenthal (1900-1962) was born into a dynasty of ennobled actors. Her grandfather Adolf Ritter von Sonnenthal was not only Vienna’s most popular classical actor and matinee idol at the Burgtheater, he was also one of the first Jewish [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Brahms – Lalo
November 16th, 2017

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BrahmsConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77 LaloSymphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 for Violin and Orchestra Performed by Julian Olevsky, violin Howard Mitchell, conductor The Washington National Symphony Orchestra Julius Redel, conductor Orchestre de l’Opéra d’Etat de Vienne [...] more >>

Events > in Hong Kong > Helsyd Piano [email protected]

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Date: 2017/11/26 Time: 4pm Venue: CMA Lecture Theatre, Cheng Yu Tung Building, HKUST Presenter(s): HKU Cultural Management Artist(s): Eriikka Maalismaa, Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve, Emil Holmström Programme: Sibelius Ilari KailaOlli MustonenStravinskyRavel From Six Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 79Hum and [...] more >>

Events > in Hong Kong > Messiah Sing-Along

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Date: 2017/12/17 Time: 3pm Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU Presenter(s): HKU Cultural Management Artist(s): Alison Lau, Samantha Chong, Stephen Ng, Albert Lim, Patrick Chiu, Kenix Tsang, Gary Ngan Programme: Handel SinfonyComfort ye my peopleEv’ry valley shall [...] more >>