World Journal Review

VMO饗宴「秋懷樂音」 November 14, 2011 記者江先聲溫哥華報導 溫哥華大都會交響樂團(VMO)13日在溫市Magee中學音樂廳演出「秋懷樂音」音樂會,呈現豐盛秋收般的喜悅。這是樂團本年度首場室內樂音樂會,室內樂講求精緻,這又是午間音樂會,因此這一頓秋收饗宴,端出的是一道道精緻點心。韓德爾(G.F. Handel)的「希巴女王駕臨」掀起序幕,來自神劇「所羅門王」的此闕小步舞曲風格小曲,輕快而華麗,是挑動味蕾的精美前菜。接著是現代英國作曲家華爾頓(W. Walton)為「亨利五世」電影配樂的選曲,沉澱著深厚歷史感,好比暖人心脾的濃湯。 古典德國作曲家格魯克(C.W.R. Gluck)歌劇「奧菲歐與尤麗狄茜」的「復仇女神之舞」,加插一道辣味小點心。 然後是上半場的重頭戲─「音樂神童」莫札特的第八號C大調鋼琴協奏曲,華裔年輕女鋼琴家王巧,與樂團天衣無縫展現靈巧絕倫的演繹,有如簡單而經典的義大利麵。 下半場首先登場的是巴哈的「G弦上的曲調」,是大都會樂團已故主席劉凌雲最愛的作品之一,凸顯這次音樂會主題是懷念劉凌雲陪伴樂團成長的歷程,表示感恩。這首清澈晶瑩的小曲像是滌淨味蕾的雪葩。 美國現代作曲家科普蘭(A. Copland)的「寧靜城市」,穿插小喇叭和低音雙簧管的獨奏,像是細細品嘗下不乏驚奇的乾酪拼盤。 壓軸「主菜」是莫札特的早期傑作第29號A大調交響曲,像是嫩牛排配以略帶酸澀的紅酒。前來捧場的著名樂評家戴克(Lloyd Dykk)則認為,此曲像又脆又甜的蘋果,也就是甜點了?可見曲目讓你發揮無窮想像力! 創團指揮謝建得(Kenneth Hsieh)這次指揮了各首古典風格的樂曲,帶來耳目一新的演繹,副指揮黃國豐(Kemuel Wong)為其他樂曲執棒,共同呈獻了一場不一樣的音樂盛宴。 Read more:世界新聞網-北美華人社區新聞 – VMO饗宴「秋懷樂音」

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The Nutcracker

by Lloyd Dykk, the Vancouver Sun This Christmas could have been the one that the Grinch stole. A recent financial crisis made Ballet BC break tradition by deciding not to import a seasonal Nutcracker, and the Liberals’ cuts in arts grants meant there would be no professionally-sung Handel’s Messiah this year either. Enter Vancouver’s Goh […]

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A Thousand Wind Concert – review by Llyod Dykk

It’s astounding that we hear so little of Franz Joseph Haydn, a major glory of 18th-century music. I prefer him even to Mozart for his wit, invention and charm. Mozart had these too, but Haydn put a more human face to them. I revere Mozart. With Haydn it’s more a matter of love. Read more…

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VMO 8th Annual Chamber Concert – Llyod Dykk

BY LLOYD DYKK, the Vancouver Sun If it’s true that all the world loves a concerto, then the Michael J. Fox auditorium was the place to be on the afternoon of Sept. 12 to hear Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Hsieh. […]

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