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
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 released22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
I confess it just happened. At 4.43 on a cold winter's morning, I was watching the nth episode of TeleFISHion; the show that stars reef fish swimming inside a tank to Richard Clayderman's piano playing.
That's right, the same programme you thought no one watches.18 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Pavarotti's too pricey, Copperfield's a definite maybe - Hong Kong is on the edge of its seat. Who is going to entertain the masses at the handover? Backbites polled some readers for their suggestions.30 Jun 1996 - 12:00am