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City Hall Concert Hall
|Hong Kong Sinfonietta measures up to world standards in Mozart and Brahms|
|“Music from three centuries comes together in tonight’s concert,” declare the programme notes to the Hong Kong Sinfonietta performance at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Indeed it surveyed the best and most famous in the classical canon. What caught my attention, however, was the opening work: Frates by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Many versions of the work exist – for violin and piano; 12 solo cellos; string quartet; and string orchestra and percussion, the one dating to 1984 featured last night.
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