Easy Listening Music

Pet Peeve: music in restaurants

Pet Peeve: music in restaurants

There is a scene in a Marx Brothers film, before one of the instrumental interludes, in which a member of the supporting cast observes, in cheerful anticipation, "I love music".

"Me too," says Groucho. "Let's leave."

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 9:19am

A leap into the light

The challenge of interviewing classical pianist Paul Cibis lies in ferreting out a core storyline from such a multi-faceted artist: should it be the German's achievements as a solo recitalist, an accompanist, the creator of Piano Battle, his elevation of a piano tuner to the silver screen, his expertise on physical problems that plague performers, or The Story in Mind, the CD he released

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

No Such Thing As Silence: John Cage's 4'33'

No Such Thing As Silence: John Cage's 4'33' by Kyle Gann Yale HK$192

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

James Galway

Joined by his wife Jeanne Galway and pianist Phillip Moll, the flautist (right) from Belfast performs works by Mozart, Ravel, Saint-Saens and others. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Muzak treatment by serious musicians

The Grand Hyatt's Plateau spa launched a two-CD set at a cocktail on Tuesday, in collaboration with Schtung Music's producer Morton Wilson.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Muzak with style

The second annual Style Awards presented by the SCMP and Harper's Bazaar on Friday at the Island Shangri-La was certainly posh.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Fourplay - Snowbound (Warner Bros) Putting this record on, you are swiftly transported back to the hours spent in hectic Christmas shopping - for this sounds like a soundtrack to those December Sundays wasted in shopping arcades and cafes.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Caught in the middle with Henry Mancini

THIS week I did something which left me feeling more than a little depressed. Crestfallen, pathetic, dispirited, distressed, melancholy, despondent and suicidal are the best ways I can describe the sensation. In contemporary slang I was lacking in feelgood factor. Propitiously-challenged.

21 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Man with the golden flute tunes up for repeat performance

THE ebullient James Galway - dubbed the man with the golden flute - is giving a one-off concert tonight at the Cultural Centre.

But we wonder whether this will be the only performance he gives on his current visit.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Mancini birthday bash

WHEN composer-conductor Henry Mancini turns 70 next month, the milestone will provide an occasion to raise money for the University of California Centre for Performing Arts and the Los Angeles High School for the Arts.

29 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Muzak radio for morons

THE change of Commercial Radio from AM Alive to Quote 864 is a retrograde step.

4 May 1993 - 12:00am