Hail, Mother of the Redeemer

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2011 St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge The Sixteen’s eleventh Choral Pilgrimage celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, the scholar, mystic, priest, singer, organist and composer, Tomás [...] more >>

by Matthew Bennett
April 11th, 2011
Ballet, music and memory

Brazilian children have a game called “wireless telephone”. Perhaps it is played all over the world, but this version is very simple: you sit next to each other in a circle and the first person whispers a message, a few [...] more >>

by Marco Moraes
March 11th, 2011
Review on Ryo Terakado Violin Masterclass

A masterclass of The Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS. 22 Feb 2011, Concert Hall, HKAPA. Whether you are an instrumentalist or just a mere enthusiast without instrumental training, the Art Festival Plus Masterclass series is definitely worth your investment of [...] more >>

Cathy Hung
March 5th, 2011
Review on Classical in Cinema: Beethoven by Karajan

I am naturally attracted to works by the “B-composers”- J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, Barber, Britten- each having their unique musical character and captivating power. When I first heard about the idea of bringing a concert of Beethoven 7 & [...] more >>

Cathy Hung
February 22nd, 2011
Review on Classical in Cinema: 3 Stars in Vienna

New to classical music? Fear that attending performances in concert halls is too formal or too serious? “Classical in Cinema” is the answer to these questions. It provides live video recordings of great musicians, orchestras and conductors, showing in local [...] more >>

Tracy Tang
February 22nd, 2011
Shabby Butterfly!

I was in Paris for a few days to meet a very special friend, and managed to get a couple of tickets to Madame Butterfly at the Opera Bastille. I hadn’t intended to write about this event, for the very [...] more >>

by Juliette
February 18th, 2011
Valentine’s Music

For me, Valentine’s Day is no more than an occasion for retailers to sell flowers and chocolates. But for lovers, I think every day can be Valentine’s, and a special thought, sweet message, or just a tender hug can be [...] more >>

by Juliette
February 13th, 2011
Ogdon-Stokowski CD

Aix-en-Provence, 2nd Feb 2011. Most people have their favourite place, favourite wine, favourite composer. Here, I would like to share my favourite recording. Nearly a decade ago, I acquired from Brenda Lucas herself some recordings and manuscripts of her late [...] more >>

by Ian Pong
February 9th, 2011