Something never fade:Charles Rosen, Goldberg Variations, CDs and Sony Walkman

May 25, 2017

On the international flight, one of my favorite things is to listen to classical music and read books. I just cannot feel justified to watch movies for 14 hours without doing any work related things. Sorry, you can call me workaholic, but I am just so in love with what I am doing. This time, I was surprised to hear the Charles Rosen playing Debussy on the flight. Debussy as…


Feast of St. Terese, On the Choir loft…

September 28, 2015

I always feel very self-conscious when I am with music. For me, music is always the things that I feel in love with , but never to able to get close with it.  The story between me and my journey toward music just like the story of the toad and the princess, but I never really get the chance to be “kissed” by princess. So I am still a “toad”….


Veni Creator Spiritus

October 29, 2013

    Veni, creator Spiritus mentes tuorum visita, imple superna gratia, quae tu creasti pectora. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, and in our hearts take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heav’nly aid, To fill the hearts which Thou hast made. Qui diceris Paraclitus, altissimi donum Dei, fons vivus, ignis, caritas et spiritalis unctio. O Comforter, to Thee we cry, Thou heav’nly gift of God most high, Thou…


O Sole Mio and my high school life

May 18, 2013

It was a great pleasure that Anna invited me for her concert. The gentleman who sang with her had a really sweet voice too. Thank you! O Sole Mio, was one of my favorite. A lot of people know it, listen to it and sing it. But for me, it is related to some very sweet memories. When I was in high school, which is a boarding school, our entertainment…


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

March 27, 2013

I have heard about Chicago Symphony Orchestra for very long time due to the famous conductor:Muti. He visited Shanghai when I was in college. I still remember how funny we were at that time. In order to see their rehearsal, my music teacher in high led us sneaked into the back door of Shanghai symphony orchestral hall. We were so close to the double bass. The player laughed at us….