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Top Ear’s Very Own Debussy Tribute!

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the French composer Claude Debussy, a giant of French impressionism and a revolutionary figure of 20th century music.  His famous Clair de Lune of Suite Bergamasque has long been a favorite of amateur pianists, and the Etudes and two books of Preludes staples of the concert repertoire.

To commemorate this very special day, we at Top Ear have decided to release the first of Continue reading


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In Memoriam: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012)

Leonard Ip writes

“OH MY LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FISCHER-DIESKAU HAS JUST DIED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

It was in the evening of 18th May, 2012, and this was exactly what appeared on my Facebook chat.

Half of my body turned cold. Immediately I went for a check on the internet: there were Continue reading