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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:27 pm 
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Are there any Lammaites who love classical music?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:26 pm 
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Yogesh wrote:
Are there any Lammaites who love classical music?


Yes, I do, and that includes world classical music, especially India's.

What are you proposing? A Lamma Tanglewood, string quartets on power station beach, *ragas* on Mount Stenhouse, strolling violinists in Yung Shue Wan playing unaccompanied fugues by Bach?

Rotsa ruck.

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I've been practising Bach's Italian Concerto for a few weeks now.

Raga on Stenhouse is a great idea, especially when you have it during sunrise. (It would be even better if the Aberdeen-SKW ferry starts that early...)


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Yogesh wrote:
I've been practising Bach's Italian Concerto for a few weeks now.

Raga on Stenhouse is a great idea, especially when you have it during sunrise. (It would be even better if the Aberdeen-SKW ferry starts that early...)


Lamma could use a world music festival. Might be able to get government support. I shall be too busy to organize any such thing and I suggest, if you have the motivation and the time, that you take the lead. Hong Kong needs more than visiting symphonies, and I am unaware of any such festival in southern China.

Corporate funding would also be available because CEOs know that classical music is at once the release of Dionysian emotion as in fuck this shit, and its taming. It asserts and it undercuts social hierarchy.

BTW, I should note that I, personally, consider Bob Marley the classical music of Jamaica, the Clash the classical music of early 1980s Britain, and Scott Joplin the classical music of 19th century America. I really don't know popular music all that well, but I think it can become "classical" in the right hands.

We do have a spring festival of Chinese Opera on Lamma: but it appears to me that Chinese Opera is the mother of all acquired tastes. I love it but do not pretend to understand what the hell is going on; as was the case when my parents took me to the opera in Chicago in the 1950s, you have to study the "libretto", but the Chinese assume that Westerners don't like their opera and even the libretto is printed only in Chinese.

You have to figure it out. I watched part of an opera last Spring, and it appeared that the Huang Emperor was falling in love again with Yi Wife, or perhaps I was projecting the plot of Le Nozze de Figaro on the thing.

Even Chinese kids say when I poll them in my classes, mostly, that they do not like the Chinese opera. Of course, most Western kids don't go for Western opera.

A world festival on Lamma would feature Chinese opera as a bow to the host venue but also feature the classical traditions of other nations, including the West, under the trees with bug spray. It would become the hip and au fait thing to do, to brave the snakes and centipedes. The wild boar would snuffle out of the jungle, tamed by the sounds, as were the animals by the Orphic lute.

Or, I am a dreamer.

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Symphony orchestras don't get a lot of corporate funding either.

I'm very interested in listening to chamber music. I myself haven't been to a concert with a large orchestra for some time now.


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Love classical, thank you Yogesh for bringing up the subject.

Spin you are a dreamer.

1. Classical music has no geographical boundaries. Most popular Classical is German and we still love it.

2. Yogesh posed a question and proposed nothing. If you feel strongly enough to reply then perhaps you can organise something bigger than DickStock?

3. Lamma already has a number of strolling violinists amongst other strings players. Had you taken the time to introduce yourself to the island, other than virtually, you would know this already.

4. "Raga on Stenhouse is a great idea, especially when you have it during sunriseā€ but the Aberdeen-SKW ferry shall not start that early.

5. "Lamma could use a world music festival. Might be able to get government support." Hold up whilst I give Mike a call, surely you're not that naive?

6. "I shall be too busy".

7. "Corporate funding would also be available.. " excuse me whilst I finish blowing my raspberry.

8. Nerine Barrett for the Classical Jamaican set, Bob is great but hardly the same genre.

BTW Spin, don't you have your own forum now?


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1. Classical music has no geographical boundaries. Most popular Classical is German and we still love it.
That why I spend time playing the Italian Concerto.

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3. Lamma already has a number of strolling violinists amongst other strings players. Had you taken the time to introduce yourself to the island, other than virtually, you would know this already.
I didn't know that. When I was on Lamma last time, I didn't see them.

I just know too little.

BTW, there are quite a number of people in Wah Fu who can play a musical instrument, but they all hide in their homes practising for the ABRSM exam.


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"but they all hide in their homes practising for the ABRSM exam."

Perhaps they should BRAHMS.


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See the thread in the Spinoza group, "Classical Music".

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you can go to have a visit to www.jollily.com
there's some famous classical music for listening, not bad!


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