15 Aug 2017

[Vocal Tuesday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist]

Have not been able to post frequently in the past two weeks for various reasons... Will make this DAILY again!

Continuing with the Shortlist, here is an album of Monteverdi madrigals from his Books 7 & 8, recorded live b...

29 Jul 2017


[Vocal Saturday]


One doesn't get to hear Monteverdi Vespers in Hong Kong often, even rarer does one get to hear it performed by a local choir, reinforced by oversea soloists and a period ensemble comprises of players both local and abroad. This Sunday evening is your...

26 Jul 2017

[Vocal Thursday]


Monteverdi's Vespro della beata Vergine, or simply Vespers of 1610, 'is an iconic work in more ways than one. For the composer...it was a calculated summation of his skill as a writer of sacred music...[it is] one of the great pillars of the Baroque vo...

22 Jul 2017

[Vocal Saturday]

Monteverdi's madrigals hold a special place in music history, they defined the early Baroque aesthetics, the stille moderno, and the stille concitato. Here is an example from his Book 8 of madrigals. If you like this music, a group of local young choral...

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