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50. 10 Selected HKPhil Concerts of the Upcoming 2013-14 Season to Anticipate

This Saturday night I shall go to the heralding concert of the 2013-14 Concert Season of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. In the new HKPhil Concert Season, 10 concerts have been carefully selected by me covering programme of fascinating music of my most favourite composers. Concerts of Britten's "War Requiem" and Bach's "St Matthew Passion" respectively will be most anticipated because opportunities of listening to them live are rare. Besides, the two all-Schumann-programme concerts covering all his four symphonies, as well as his Piano Concerto and Cello Concerto are such fantastic arrangements indeed! Chopin's Piano Concerto no.1 and Elgar's Cello Concerto are indisputably great music, not to mention the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Dvorak, which, interpreted by our representative orchestra──the Hong Kong Philharmonic, are going to be heard in one or the other of these concerts.

The following is a list in chronological order of my 10 selected HKPhil concerts of the upcoming 2013-14 season, all being earnestly anticipated by me:

1. September 7, 2013:
Bright Sheng: "Shanghai" Overture
(盛宗亮:《上海序曲》)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.5 "Emperor"
(貝多芬:第五鋼琴協奏曲「帝皇」)
Dvorak: Symphony no.9 "From the New World"
(德伏扎克:第九交響曲「新世界」)

2. September 21, 2013:
John Estacio: "Brio": Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
(艾斯塔西奧:《活力》:為樂團而作的觸技曲及幻想曲)
Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1
(蕭邦:第一鋼琴協奏曲)
Stravinsky: "Petrushka" (1911 version)
(史特拉汶斯基:《彼得魯斯卡》(1911版本))

3. November 7, 2013:
Britten: "War Requiem"
(布烈頓:《戰爭安魂曲》)

4. December 19, 2013:
Mozart: Double Piano Concerto
(莫扎特:雙鋼琴協奏曲)
Mahler: Symphony no.4
(馬勒:第四交響曲)

5. January 18, 2014:
Schumann (舒曼):
Symphony no.1 "Spring"
(第一交響曲「春天」)
Cello Concerto
(大提琴協奏曲)
Symphony no.2
(第二交響曲)

6. January 25, 2014:
Schumann (舒曼):
Symphony no.3 "Rhenish"
(第三交響曲「萊茵」)
Piano Concerto
(鋼琴協奏曲)
Symphony no.4
(第四交響曲)

7. April 5, 2014:
Elgar: "In the South" (Alassio)
(艾爾加:《在南方》(阿拉索))
Elgar: Cello Concerto
(艾爾加:大提琴協奏曲)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ashkenazy): "Pictures at an Exhibition"
(穆索斯基(阿殊堅納西配器):《圖畫展覽會》)

8. April 19, 2014:
Bach: "St Matthew Passion"
(巴赫:《馬太受難曲》)

9. April 26, 2014:
Mozart: "The Magic Flute": Overture
(莫扎特:《魔笛》序曲)
Beethoven: Symphony no.4
(貝多芬:第四交響曲)
Brahms: Piano Concerto no.2
(布拉姆斯:第二鋼琴協奏曲)

10. June 26, 2014:
Schubert: Symphony no.8 "Unfinished"
(舒伯特:第八交響曲「未完成」)
Beethoven: Piano Concert no.1
(貝多芬:第一鋼琴協奏曲)
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet no.1
(布拉姆斯(荀伯克配器):第一鋼琴四重奏)

(Written on September 3, 2013)