There's at least one household in Singapore that still believes in Hausmusik, that is music-making by friends and family members as a matter of fun and recreation, be it after a meal or during a birthday celebration. That is de rigeuer in the Franks family at Bukit Damai, a historic villa in Alexandra Park. Here's what happened on the evening of Friday 14 October 2011.
The host himself, Neil Franks, performed some solos, including Liszt's La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (from Annees de pelerinage) and Debussy's Sarabande from Pour le piano.
Eight hands on two pianos in a transcription of Rossini's William Tell Overture. PianoManiac was lucky to be paired with the lovely but less fortunate Ana Jovanovic.