“La Campanella” – by Niccolo Paganini

“La Campanella”, also known as the third movement of “Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7”, was composed by an Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini in 1826.  In this energetic “Rondo a la clochette”, what stand out are probably its intriguing individualistic melody and special scratching sounds in between.  What’s more, the unprecedented bell-like ranging sounds of solo and orchestral variations are vividly powering all their beauty, and fully interweaving the dynamic harmony and fast-paced rhythm into one another.

Though technically-demanding this complex piece of music requires, beyond doubt, this is the most captivating tune I have ever enjoyed with accompany of different instruments, and still lingering me with fresh springs of sheer delight. ♦


Book Review: “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games, a deadly fight in Capitol recorded by live TV once a year, could be synonymous to fame and fortune for only one winner, but bloody death for losers by fierce killings among the contestants.  Barbarous though the game seemed, one boy and one girl ranging from 12 to 18 years old in each of the twelve district were required to participate in it annually.  Stepping forward to replace younger sister Primrose’s seat, Katniss voluntarily joined the Hunger Games on behalf of District 12, along with a selected male representative named Peeta whom she owned a favour to.

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“Thank You for the Music” – by ABBA

ABBA, a renowned Swedish band in 1980s, has just vigorously performed such an impressing, magnetic song for us.  Expressing their firing enthusiasm towards Music, how gifted ABBA members are with their pure, angelic singing voices.  I hold firm to my belief that common ground does exist in every person’s sense of hearing, and music fully acts as a marvellous confidant for us to express our delight and distress, to raise people up and heal their souls.

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