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MPO Chamber Concert

MPO Chamber Concert

It is that time of the month again where chamber music lovers can head on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and enjoy great performances by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players. For the month of January 2012, the orchestra will be performing four pieces from renowned musicians.

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Tribute to the Queen of Instruments

Tribute to the Queen of Instruments

One of the many interesting things about some of the old churches in Malaysia, other than its remarkable architecture, is the organ that sits behind the altar. This keyboard instrument is played with its own keyboard and is operated either with the hands or with the feet. Though the instrument may look similar to those who are not musically inclined, there is actually three different types of organs – pipe organs, electronic organs and mechanical organs. Pipe organs uses the wind that is moving through the pipes to produce the sounds. An electronic organ generates electronically produced sounds through one or more loudspeakers whereas mechanical organs are controlled by mechanically by things like pinned barrels or book music.

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Music – The Beautiful Art!

Music – The Beautiful Art!

Though his works may not be as famous as Beethoven or Mozart, Antonin Leopold Dvořák did manage to create a few magnificent pieces during his lifetime. Born in a Bohemian village of Nelahozeves located close to Prague, Dvořák received full support from his parents when he decided to pursue a future in music. He studied music in Prague’s only organ school and slowly grew to be an expert player of the violin and the viola. He became a full time musician when he was only 18 years old. In just two years after his graduation, Dvořák wrote his first string quartet at the age of twenty.

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