Monday, August 08, 2011

Learning more about Western classical music

Have you went to a Western classical music concert and ended up with lots of questions in your mind that would go: "How do I understand the music?", "How do the performers play in sync with one another?", "Is it necessary to have a conductor?", "What are those foreign words on the programme booklet about?" and etc.

Yesterday, I went to a workshop by Leslie Tan, cellist of Singapore's international string ensemble, the T'ang Quartet. It attempts to answer some of the many questions that people would have when they listen to Western classical music. Here's a post on my experiences at this workshop: The joy of appreciating classical music.

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