Published in The Sunday Times of 28 December 2008.
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I reviewed 48 CD recordings in the pages of The Straits Times in 2008. When asked to pick my favourite recording for the year, I was quite spoilt for choice. Ultimately I opted for something rather special and unique, a very good "live" recording of Singaporean music - the three string quartets by Tan Chan Boon (born 1965) performed by musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. This is music that deserves to be heard by anybody remotely interested in the local scene and chamber music in general. Can we dream of hearing his four symphonies sometime?