How Embarrassing—I Have a Dust Bunny in My Instrument!

Vol: 218 | 15 Feb 2019

Have fun listening to the Peanuts Gallery,
visit the Ottoman Empire with Liszt,
and discover the music in Tolstoy’s
“The Kreutzer Sonata”.

In and Around
The Piano
Mozart Diaries
Symphony No. 35
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...
Date: February 21 to March 23, 2019
Country: China
What's New
I Have a Dust Bunny
in My Instrument!
The Inspiration of Imagination
The Comics
I’d never had one…until today. A dense, dark grey ball the size of a quarter, rolling around inside my cello. I had been practicing the Spanish piece by Gaspar Cassadó Requiebros full of passion and fervor. While wailing on the A string, the highest string, I found myself scraping the fingerboard...
On Broadway, we’ve had musicals such as Li’l Abner (1956), based on Al Capp’s comic strip, Hal Prince’s 1966 flop of Superman, and, also from the 1960s, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Little Orphan Annie hit the Broadway stage simply as Annie...
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Franz Liszt in Istanbul Music in Words:
The Kreutzer Sonata
Towards the end of his long and incredibly performance career, Franz Liszt finally managed to visit the Ottoman Empire in 1847. Liszt had wanted to visit Istanbul as early as 1838, and wrote to a friend, “… [I have a] desire and strong decision to go to Istanbul...”
Published in 1889, The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, named after Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 47. It was immediately censored on publication for its “indecent character”. The book explores notions of sexual appetite and the ideal of abstinence...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Poeme tragique Op.34

Grazer Fantasie in C major
(Lili Kraus)

Symphonic Variations for
Piano and Orchestra

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