In this series of lectures, speaker Chow Fan-fu will share with the audience the music that has been significant in his life, and the ways in which these pieces of music have influenced him and changed him.
Please refer to Chinese version
Music in My Life Part I
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - The simple beauty of a folk song melody.
Huang Zi: Original Story/Benshi – The innocence and imaginativeness of a child’s heart.
Neapolitan Folk Song: Torna a Surriento and O Sole Mio – A moving voice which is capable of changing one’s life.
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Music from Act 2, Swan Lake Suites - The elegance and nobility of the music that nourish the heart.
J. Strauss: The Blue Danube – Romantic imagination – that’s what dreams are made of.
W. A. Mozart: Minuet (3rd Movement, Serenade in G major, K525) - Genuine interest and beauty, amazing classical elegance.
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – The sublimation of human sentiments approaches the divine.
I. Berlin: White Christmas – Changes in season remind one of old friendships.
Bizet: Toreador Song from Opera Carmen – Grandeur and robustness of emotions, coupled with cruel courage.
Massenet: Meditation - A moving work that earns the tears of all.
Music in My Life Part II
Schubert: Ave Maria – Grief and sorrow soon give way to the sublimation of beauty and goodness.
Kreisler: Liebesfreud and Liebesleid – What is love? The promise for life.
A famous tune in the pipa repertoire: Ambush on All Sides – Winner? Or loser? No one can tell.
Tchaikovsky: 1st Movement, Piano Concerto No. 1 – A fantasy filled with engulfing passions.
Nie Er: Graduation Song - Face reality and strive to strengthen yourself.
Beethoven: 1st Movement, Sonata The Moonlight – The virtual and the real come together in a musical dimension.
Verdi: Messa da Requiem: Dies Irae – When Heaven and Earth are merged as one.
J. S. Bach: the Christian Passion hymn in St Matthew Passion - Divine mercy for the world results in the salvation of mankind.
Doming Lam: 3rd Movement, The Pearl of the East - History is propelled by the creative spirit.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - A dance that goes on forever, representing an energy that never lapses.