Sunday, January 24, 2010
(5) Classical Influence: "Blue Danube Waltz."
PETER CHAN'S JOURNEY:
"Photo 3: My early beginnings in the world of Performing Arts. I am at the keyboard, my cousin on the violin and my other cousin the conductor. I think we played the **Blue Danube Waltz (image/1964).
It is not true that Flower Drum Song was the only item for the evening. The students put up many items to demonstrate their musical abilities across different musical instruments. This must have made their parents very proud."
Peter Chan who wrote the 3 articles in this series, became a part-time pop musician playing the Orchard Road circuit and SEAsia in the 70s. This article is the last.
**(Blogger's Note: Classical music has influenced pop music through the years. Click on, 'Classical Music Influence' under 'Labels' below to read articles on Mantovani and G.I. Blues.)
Original image/ article: Peter Chan.