Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

Vol: 169 | 1 Feb 2017

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Carnival of the Zodiac,
embrace the “Less is More” concept in music,
and enjoy lovely tunes for your tots.

Composers and
their Poets
Music, Medicine
and Happiness
Growing field of
music therapy
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Hong Kong Arts Festival
The Hong Kong Arts Festival not only showcase top artists from around the world, but also exhibits the best of Asian and local talents alongside them. Since 1992 the Young Friends Scheme (YFS), an integrated arts education and audience development programme, has been bringing a wide range of events ranging from classical genre to other innovative and invigorating art forms to the world’s most vertical city...
Date: February 16 to March 18, 2017
Country: China
What's New
Year of the Fire Rooster 2017 A Tune for My Tot!
In the ancient system of Chinese astrology, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to wish him goodbye before he departed from Earth. Alas, only twelve animals came to bid him farewell. So he rewarded them by naming a year after each one in the order that they came to greet him. Accordingly, the first year belonged to the Rat, then came the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar...
As a new mother, I am always looking for things with which to entertain my ten-month-old. Because I’m a musician, the first thing I would turn to is music. Not impressed with the Mozart for Babies CDs, and bored of playing nursery rhymes and pieces from First Lessons in Bach, I looked amongst my scores and my faded copy of Debussy’s Children’s Corner jumped out at me, as it was a work inspired by childhood...
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Musical Giants of the 20th Century
Harpist, Mandolin and Banjo
“Less is More” – Marginal Gain Learning
Three legendary 20th century harpists stand out. British harpist Sidonie Goossens’s remarkable career extended just short of seven decades. A member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from its founding in 1930 until 1980, she was known for her brilliant playing as well as her wit and charm...
Learning music is hard: from the junior student faced with just three or four lines of music to the advanced pianist embarking on a full-length piano sonata or multi-movement work, the learning and upkeep of all those notes is a daunting prospect and requires many hours of consistent, thoughtful practise...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Violin Sonata No. 1
in B Minor, Op. 15

Steve Martin & Earl Scruggs
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
on Dave Letterman

Sonata for piano No. 2
in B-flat minor

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