June 4, 2015

Master Works by Addo Chamber Orchestra – a review

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Master Works Addo Chamber Orchestra, Clarence Tan, conductor; Christina Zhou, violin SOTA Concert Hall 30 May 2015   Despite being the newest addition to the growing number of orchestras in Singapore, the Addo Chamber Orchestra has proven that new need not necessarily be a bad thing.   Opening the concert…

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May 18, 2015

Upcoming chamber music concerts

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Next week sees an exciting week of chamber music happening at the Esplanade Recital Studio, with a selection of rarely/never-heard quintets by Nordic composers, fusion jazz/anime/film music, and contemporary music. Plink, Plonk, Plunk picks: don’t miss out on these three concerts!   24 May 2015 – Take 5 Piano Quintet: Northern…

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April 1, 2015

On making stuff up on the spot, and Beethoven’s fantasy ending with a musical slap across the face – Interview with Scottish virtuoso pianist Kenneth Hamilton

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On making stuff up on the spot, and Beethoven’s fantasy ending with a musical slap across the face – Interview with Scottish virtuoso pianist Kenneth Hamilton

Warning: the following post could be offensive to the fans of Donizetti and Gounod… Professor Kenneth Hamilton of Cardiff University is here in Singapore to play his annual concert. This year’s offering is a whole recital of piano fantasies from various composers. Plink, Plonk, Plunk catches up with him to…

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March 10, 2015

Bartók Tonight!

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Bartók Tonight!

  When I was 12 I came across the weirdest time signature in my life: instead of a single number on top of another single number, it was 2+2+2+3 over 8. And I thought to myself, “Who on earth would write a piece with such a time signature?!!” But true…

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