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by pianoman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Yuja Wang Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 28199

Re: Yuja Wang Thread

Yuja has caused a slight dust-up in the classical music community for wearing sunglasses during a performance in Vancouver, Canada. She was apparently harassed by security at the airport and wore the sunglasses to conceal red and swollen eyes. The website Slipped Disc criticized the performance, and...
by pianoman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Strings
Topic: TwoSet Violin Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 9708

Re: TwoSet Violin Thread

In this Sestercentennial of Beethoven's birth, the classical concert of the year may have just been TwoSet's live-streamed performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto to approximately 40,000 viewers. What began as a joke has become a new performance milestone for classical music in the digital age ...
by pianoman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Strings
Topic: TwoSet Violin Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 9708

TwoSet Violin Thread

https://i.imgur.com/52sE6w9.jpg If you don't already know who the two people in the above photo are and listen to classical music, you probably live under a proverbial rock. Australian violinists turned YouTube sensation Brett Yang (right) and Eddy Chen (left), otherwise known by their YouTube chan...
by pianoman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HK Occupy Central Protests
Replies: 2
Views: 15070

Re: HK Occupy Central Protests

Here's a useful video about why the US media glosses over the mob violence in Hong Kong: Soapbox with Rania Khalek: Who decides Protesters or Rioters? And here's an article that investigates the deep US ties to the protests: https://thegrayzone.com/2019/11/22/hong-kong-opposition-unites-washington-h...
by pianoman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HK Occupy Central Protests
Replies: 2
Views: 15070

Re: HK Occupy Central Protests

Another round of protests have been terrorizing Hong Kong for the past several months. In the US, the media coverage has been uniformly for the demonstrators and against the Chinese government, even though the mainland government has not intervened (the police you see are HK police). The US media ma...
by pianoman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 32
Views: 71889

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

The federal judge in the case, Allison D. Burroughs (a 2014 Obama appointee), has "decided" the case in favor of the defendant in a ruling so partisan it is almost laughable. Large sections of this decision could literally have been written before the trial even began. Burroughs spends much of the d...
by pianoman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monosodium Glutamate and "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome"
Replies: 2
Views: 17363

Re: Monosodium Glutamate and "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome"

And here we have something from more recent history . . . https://www.inquirer.com/business/phillydeals/philadelphia-chinese-takeout-11pm-business-curfiew-settlement-20191003.html Philadelphia suspends 11 p.m. closing ordinance; city will pay $265,000 to Chinese takeout owners by Joseph N. DiStefano...
by pianoman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 32
Views: 71889

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

So the Duke economist Peter Arcidiacono who was hired as an expert witness to sort through the data Harvard was forced to hand over in the Asian discrimination case has written a separate analysis of the effects of legacy on Harvard admissions: http://public.econ.duke.edu/~psarcidi/legacyathlete.pdf...
by pianoman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mongolian Folk Metal Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 11708

Mongolian Folk Metal Thread

So at the end of 2018, a video by a Mongolian band called The Hu appeared on the Internet and spread rather quickly on social media: https://i.imgur.com/YX6lfpx.png The members of the band were all trained at the Mongolian State conservatory. Some reports say they worked on their sound for seven yea...
by pianoman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Composition
Topic: Peng-Peng Gong Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 10470

Peng-Peng Gong Thread

Peng-Peng Gong is a Chinese piano and composition prodigy, born in Nanjing in 1992. He has been studying in the US since being accepted to Julliard's pre-college division at the age of ten. Yo-Yo Ma and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton assisted in obtaining his visa. Now 28 y...