Category Archives: Music

Dvorak in Hong Kong

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is a Czech who devoted a great part of his life to colllecting of folk melodies of his native Bohemia and is considered by some as the father of its Czech national music. Two weeks ago, we … Continue reading

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A French Evening

  After another hectic week, I longed for Saturday. Saturday always has a special meaning for me. It’s the day when I can immerse myself completely again in one of the activities I like most, being touched by music. Last Saturday, it was music from a country … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Close to the Musical Year

Every year, there’s a New Year Concert in Vienna. We’ve got our own too, but one day ahead,  the New Year’s Eve. It’s two nights ago. Een as I am writing, the melodies and the rhythms of the music are still resounding … Continue reading

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Khalil Gibran on Music

Music has become an absolutely essential part of my life. I cannot think of any day in which I do not hear some form of music. Music to me is the art that mimics the movement of our emotions most directly. Although … Continue reading

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Benjamin Schmid in HK

The HKPO may have terminated its concert season. But I have not. Last Saturday, I attended another concert. I rushed from Shamshuipo after a talk on the meaning of life by the HKSHP to the City Hall. I was just … Continue reading

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Prokofiev and Yuja Wang

I am both unhappy and happy this week. I missed the performance of Krystian Zimerman on Wednesday evening! And not for lack of a ticket! It never happened before. I blame it on our electoral reforms. When I was leaving the … Continue reading

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Masaaki Suzuki, Barnabas Kelemen and the HKPO

Last week was unusual for three reasons. Not only did I have a mid-week break, I went to two concerts. The second concert took place at the City Hall. This time, we had the HKPO again. It was a good concert but … Continue reading

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