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Composers > Jacques Arcadelt
by Georg Predota | May 10th, 2018

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“The Divine Arcadelt” Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568) was one of the most famous of the early composers of madrigals. The Venetian printer Antonio Gardano issued his Primo libro in 1538, but no copy of this edition is known to survive. Apparently, [...] more >>

Artists > Bomsori Kim
by Oliver Pashley | May 1st, 2018

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Currently based in New York, Korean violinist Bomsori Kim plays with Pallavi Mahidhara in Hong Kong this month, with a programme of Ysaÿe, Sibelius, Debussy and Kreisler.

Composers > Leopold Koželuch
by Georg Predota | April 5th, 2018

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Vying with Mozart for the Viennese connoisseurs Working as a contemporary musician and composer alongside Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven must have been a rather daunting task. Yet, a good number of critics and scholars considered Leopold Koželuch (1747-1818) the finer [...] more >>

Artists > Benjamin Appl
by Oliver Pashley | April 1st, 2018

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Be stronger and more certain London-based baritone Benjamin Appl will perform in Hong Kong later this month; he talks to me about his journey from bank apprentice to world-renowned singer.

Composers > Achille-Claude Debussy
by Georg Predota | March 11th, 2018

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Sonic Explorer and Visionary On 25 March 1918, Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918) lost his battle with rectal cancer at his Paris home. Aged 55, Debussy was universally acknowledged as one of the most important musicians of his time. His harmonic innovations [...] more >>

Artists > Denis Matsuev
by Oliver Pashley | March 1st, 2018

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Finding new meanings and emotions Having performed in venues across the world, including the Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw, and Carnegie Hall, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev arrives in Hong Kong this month to perform a cycle of the Rachmaninov piano concerti.

Composers > César Cui
by Georg Predota | February 15th, 2018

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Spokesman of the “Mighty Handful” Antoine Queuille named his sons after great military men, and that included Alexander, Napoleon and César. He was an officer in the French Army who settled in Vilnius, Lithuania after Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow in [...] more >>

Artists > Sebastian Manz
by Oliver Pashley | February 1st, 2018

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Don’t Be Afraid! Sebastian Manz achieved fame as the first person to win the top prize in the ARD clarinet competition in 40 years. Nowadays, in addition to his bustling solo career, he holds the position of principal clarinet with [...] more >>