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  • Tom 6:22 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Anantara Resort & Spa, , Bangkok General Hospital, , , , experiences, Halal, Halal industry, , health service, healthcare, healthcare tourism, , mass media, , , , Muslim community, Muslim country, Phyathai Hospital, Princess Beauty Academy, , Siam, Siam Niramit, , , ,   

    Health & Halal Holidays in Thailand 

    Health & Halal Holidays in Thailand

    A delegation of experts, business people, and members of the mass media from Bangladesh recently visited Thailand to exchange experiences in health service and Halal industry. (More …)

  • Tom 8:11 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Bangkok Opera, British opera, Cambridge, Chorus, , Heather Harper, Mahler, Mahler symphonies, , musician, philosophies, Raimond Heryncx, , Siam, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, symphonies,   

    Mahler in Thailand – then and now 

    classical music command central

    Everything happened in that room, from rehearsals of the brand new Chulalongkorn University Chorus to penetrating midnight discussions about the philosophies of post-serial music.

    One evening, I was looking through Ajarn Piya’s extensive LP collection when I discovered, unopened, the Mahler symphonies. You must understand that Ajarn Piya had a huge LP collection because he simply ordered everything that came out. He was more complete than any record shop in Thailand. What am I saying? There weren’t any such shops in Thailand, really.

    Being newly arrived from Cambridge, of course, I was a product of the 1960s Mahler revival. I had been living and breathing the Mahler symphonies for years, and had worn out all my own LPs; I’d just had the incredible experience of singing in Mahler’s “Eighth” in the Albert Hall with an astonishing array of soloists which were a sort of who’s who of British opera, from Heather Harper to Raimond Heryncx, in a concert which was David Willcocks’s farewell to Cambridge. So I cried out, “Look, look, Mahler, Mahler!” (More …)

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