"Say Cheese!"

Vol: 179 | 1 July 2017

Meet with the Sorcerer’s Apprentice,
assign extraordinary colours to the musical keys,
and how long is Chopin’s ‘Minute’ Waltz?

Hong Kong
Music Series
In London
Take a Ride
On “Le Train Bleu”
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Music Series
Year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. Aiming to create a new musical dialogue and facilitate cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and London in this special occasion, the first large-scale music series concentrating on Hong Kong in London is launched...
Date: July 7 to 28, 2017
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
More Than Just A Minute “Say Cheese!” Stanzi Mozart
Chopin’s ‘Minute’ Waltz has long fascinated the fleet of finger with its seeming titular challenge to a performance within the time indicated. The title, however, has long been deceptive – it’s generally read as a noun (as in ‘it will take a minute’) whereas it should be read as an adjective (minute, meaning small)...
The supposed discovery of the only authentic photograph of Constanze Mozart caused considerable excitement in 2006. The media giants BBC and the New York Times reported that authorities in the German town of Altötting had found and authenticated a print made from a daguerreotype showing Constanze outside the home of Swiss composer and musicologist Max Keller...
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Friedrich Gulda and Martha Argerich
Extraordinary splashes of colour
Music and Synaesthesia
When Martha was asked at age 12 about her biggest dream, she unabashedly told President Peron that she wanted to study with Friedrich Gulda in Vienna. And Peron made it happen! Gulda had won the International Geneva Competition at age 16, and his lifelong passion would be to break down the barriers between the classical music and jazz idioms..
Synaesthesia is a physiological ‘condition’ which literally means “a fusion of the senses”. Its incidence is considered to be about one in every two thousand people, though it may be far commoner, and it is more common in women than in men. Musical synaesthesia is “one of the most common [forms], and perhaps the most dramatic” (Oliver Sacks)...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Viola Sonata in
B-flat Major

Le Train Bleu
Tennis and Golf

Concerto for violin and
orchestra in E major

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