Inktroductions Archive

  • Inktroduction to: Adam Gyorgy and His Vision

    Inktroduction to: Adam Gyorgy and His Vision by Soo Kian Hing “Competitions are for horses, not artists.” — Béla Bartók How fitting, then, that Hungary pianist Adam György, who attended the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Budapest before entering the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, subscribes to the […]

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  • An Interview with PhilSax

    by Derek Lim It’s one of those happy coincidences that when the Belgian musician Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in 1841, he gave his name to the instrument whose sound today is immediately redolent of that usually nocturnal amorous activity – sex. It’s another that my […]

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  • BACH The Brandenburg Concerti – An Inktroduction

    The Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-51 An Inktroduction by Benjamin Chee from Inkpot Issue 95 It is difficult to describe the appeal and popularity which surrounds the Brandenburg Concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach. Of the six works which comprise the entire set, no two are alike […]

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  • INKPOT#72 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: RAVEL/DEBUSSY String Quartets. Quartetto Italiano (Philips)

    Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) & Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) The String Quartets – Inktroduction by Ong Yong Hui Inktroduction The Debussy/Ravel String Quartet coupling is ubiquitous on record, but fortunately it makes much more sense than other pairings around. For both composers, their string quartets are their first […]

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  • INKPOT#60 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.10 – An Ink-troduction

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1901-1973) An Ink-troduction to the Tenth Symphony by Evan Stephens In one of his critical periods of development and creative power, the middle 1950’s, Shostakovich wrote two of his most acclaimed works: the famous Tenth Symphony, Op.93 and the hugely popular Violin Concerto […]

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