Richard Clayderman

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

Fishing for a cure for insomnia

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

Handover fantasia

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