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Bangkok Post – Vive la France!

In tribute to HRH Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana on the auspicious occasion of her 66th birthday on July 4, and in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Ministry of Culture and B.Grimm, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra revelled in total immersion of French musical perfection recently at the Thailand Cultural Centre.

In a scintillating concert titled “Louis Schwizgebel Plays Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No.2”, the wondrous young Swiss piano virtuoso gave an exemplary performance of this staple, aided by attentive accompaniment from British conductor Douglas Bostock and well-prepared RBSO musicians. Opening with the rousing Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, the second half of the concert consisted of Maurice Ravel’s exquisite Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales and Georges Bizet’s powerfully imposing L’Arlésienne Suite No.2,…

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