Wagner in Hong Kong

Vol: 175 | 1 May 2017

Swing with King Bhumibol,
meet with music writer Norman Lebrecht,
and discover what Siegfried Wagner
found in Hong Kong!

Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
String Quartet
When Music
meets Business
In touch with
Marc-Antoine Hamet
Thou Lovely Art
Stefan Zweig
and Music
Prague Spring International
Music Festival

First initiated by Rafael Kubelík in 1946, then chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the festival has evolved throughout history to become a permanent showcase for world acclaimed performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Most of the concerts take place in the Rudolfinum concert hall, a venerable Neo-renaissance building with an excellent auditorium, situated on the bank of the Vltava River...
Date: May 12 to June 2, 2017
Country: Czech Republic
What's New
What Siegfried Wagner
found in Hong Kong!
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Monarch of Swing
In 1892, Helferich Siegfried Richard Wagner, nicknamed “Fidi,” son of Richard Wagner and his future wife Cosima (née Liszt), visited Hong Kong. There he discovered his musical calling and his true sexual identity...
Around Asia, Bhumibol Adulyadej was simply known as King Bhumibol the Great, ninth and longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. At the time of his death on 13 October 2016 he had been on the throne for over 70 years, and seen a total of 30 prime ministers under his rule...
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Critical Ear with Sharpened Pen
‘Just Write. Write Anywhere.’
Norman Lebrecht
Picture This
Using visualisation techniques in playing, performing and teaching
Writer, broadcaster and blogger Norman Lebrecht draws an impressive 1.5 million monthly readers to his blog Slipped Disc, well-known throughout the classical music world for being the first to report on the most recent goings on...
Visualisation techniques have been used by sports people and sports psychologists for some time now to enable the tennis player or athlete, the golfer or cyclist to prepare for a match-winning shot or prize-winning sprint...
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My music Video Forgotten records

5 Pieces, No. 2
Chanson et Boite à Musique

Jimi Hendrix:
Purple Haze
(Kronos Quartet)

String Quartet in F major
Allegro moderato

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