Sunday, 30 December 2012


The second evening of Bali Classical Nights (29 December 2012) was a totally informal affair, held away from the media glare in the far more congenial environment of Villa Ombak Laut in Cemagi, the island hideaway of the Franks family. All the performers from the previous evening had returned, and after a sumptuous dinner spread topped up by delectable chocolate mousse, the music began.

Korean flautist Hyun Ju Juno Lee joined members of the Prima Vista String Quartet in Mozart's Flute Quartet in C major.
Then it was the turn of the host Neil Franks, who performed the solo part of J.S.Bach's  Piano Concerto in F minor (1st movement) with the quartet.

Four hands on one piano: Neil Franks and his teacher Boris Kraljevic  with Dvorak's first two Slavonic Dances from the Op.72 book.
More piano music, with Tou Liang in Debussy's Clair de lune.

Korean soprano Sung Hee Park is joined by flautist Soyoung Lee and pianist Boris Kraljevic  in Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song with variations and Caccini's Ave Maria.  

The Prima Vista String Quartet then played Joplin's The Entertainer and transported the audience to Vienna with Strauss'  Pizzicato Polka, On The Beautiful Blue Danube and the Radetzky March. If you can't make the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day Concert, Bali will do nicely!

All Bali Classical Nights end with its signature tune, when all and sundry play Wilhelm Ganz's  Grand Gallop de Concert, Qui Vive. A great way to close the old year and great the new.

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