By Loreben Tuquero
They said classical music is dead. Having been playing classical music for more than half of my life, I do not know how they came to that conclusion. But when people asked me why I’m into classical music, I found myself speechless and wondering why myself. Now, though, I have an answer. They said classical music is dead, but on May 26, 2013, the day of my premier piano recital, I hoped that I proved them wrong.
By Raymundo V. Lucero Jr.
Whenever people learn that I play classical music on the piano, they automatically refer to a set of names.
By Amando Doronila
AMID WAR clouds over Europe in 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra began playing its New Year’s Concert to break the gloom of a world hurtling into a world war. Performed on New Year’s Day, the concert has been played at Vienna’s Musikverein, home to the Philharmonic, which is acclaimed as one of the world’ top 10 orchestras. It was built mainly on the repertoire of the lively and nostalgic music (waltzes, marches, and polkas) of the Strauss family, Johann Strauss I and II.