The founders of the duo, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, are two young musicians from Australia who produce light-hearted video sketches to portray the ups and downs of a classical musician. Their witty content has attracted over 250 thousand followers from all over the world since 2014, and amassed almost 70 million video views. Continue reading TwoSet Violin: The Comedic Duo
Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian composer of the Soviet period, was born in 1906. Having lived through the two World Wars, … Continue reading Roles and responsibilities of artists?
Soviet composer and music theorist Alfred Schnittke was influenced by Shostakovich and boasts a diverse portfolio ranging from tape music, … Continue reading Epilogue from Peer Gynt
Yet Cinderella was fortunate, the fairies and the prince were there for her. No matter how the reality had been making fun of her, encumbering her, she could still live happily ever after with her prince. Continue reading Prokofiev’s Cinderella
Spiegel im Spiegel has been loved by music enthusiasts since its genesis forty years ago. Perhaps seeking comfort and tranquility amidst our world that is full of disputes and clamour is too much to ask for these days. Continue reading Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel
Grave: Metamorphoses, in Lutosławski’s own words, was written ‘to honour the memory of Stefan Jarociński.’ The composer continued, ‘As is known, he devoted a great part of his activity to Debussy’s music. Continue reading A tribute to my dearest friend
While some might find the unresolved ending of this requiem an expression of uncertainty about faith, the afterlife, and Paradise, what is certain is that regardless of our religious beliefs, the concert programme of this evening will inspire us to do good and live righteously in this world. By such, we can allow the exquisiteness of the music to continue in our daily lives, manifested in the form of human virtue and good deeds. Continue reading The Secular, the Sacred, and the Syncretism On Three Musical ‘Paintings’ with Orthodox Christian Titles