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The 60 Second Plug: HSBC Young Composers Workshop 2008

A few months ago, there was a call for submissions for anyone under the age…

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The 60 Second Plug: KLPac’s “The Magic Flute”

Shamelessly blow your trumpet, and tell us about yourself. I studied at the Trinity College…

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The 60 Second Plug: The DFP’s KL BBC Proms 2

Tell us about yourself. What inspired you to pick up the baton? The sound of…

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The Funky Guru

Finding out about international acts performing live in Malaysia can be a bit like playing…

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Listening to Pomeloes

What do the films Lelaki Komunis Terakhir and Gubra have in common? Obvious answer: they…

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Il Diva

Most people know that an opera “ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. Originating from…

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Gated Garden Variety

Very few things romance the egalitarian Malaysian public as seductively as free gifts from public-listed…

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Croatian Idol

Franz Liszt was classical piano’s first idol. He took the European musical world by storm…

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The Idiot’s Guide to Natya

Until last weekend, classical Indian Dance was boring to my uneducated eyes and the music,…

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Melodies That Bring Back Memories

The new season of concerts by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) opened with a gala…

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Six Players in Search of a Piano

Statistics prove that there are more pianos in Malaysian households than there are OSIM massage-chairs.…

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Dama Does Disney

Dive bars, Alley Girls, brothels, and the soldiers that frequent them. China has had its…

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Violent Symphonies

Listening to Gustav Mahler’s 6th symphony (a.k.a. “Tragic”) performed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra under…

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Dancers on the Run

During intermission, as people walk out for a toilet break or a hit of coffee,…

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Tong-Tong-Chang!

A couple of cute infant Chinese Lions were brought inside the concert hall at the…

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Australia Boleh

The cello’s left rib edge can scar one’s inner left thigh, as I found out…

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Fine Orchestra, Pathetic Attendance

I was pleasantly surprised with the choice of repertoire for the MPO’s concert on Friday…

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From Opera To Bollywood

After the setback of losing many precious scores and instruments in the flooding of the…