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英語篇 #13 古典音樂知多少

2022-08-28

英語篇 #13 古典音樂知多少

2022-08-28
1. What musical instruments 樂器 do you play?

- Ukulele is very popular at the moment.
- Drums
- Acoustic/electric guitar
- Harp 豎琴
- Flute 長笛
- Violin 小提琴
- Viola 中提琴
- Cello 大提琴
- Double Bass 低音大提琴
- Clarinet 單簧管
- Private musical instrument lessons are not popular in the US. Children would normally join the band, marching band or orchestra at school.

2. Famous classical musicians

- 貝多芬(Beethoven Ludwig van:1770-1827)
- 莫札特( Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart )

- Mozart had a short life, born in 1756 and died in 1791 at the age of 35. He created over 800 pieces of work. Mozart was also tutored by his father, who had a strong work ethic and was a perfectionist 完美主義者. Mozart started composing 作歌 when he was 5 years old. He was playing music for kings, queens, and royalty in Europe since he was 6. Although he wrote timeless music 不受時間影響的;永恆的音樂, he had little money and died very poor.

- 蕭邦( Frederic Chopin )
- 柴可夫斯基 (Peter Tchaikovsky)
- 巴赫( Johann Sebastian Bach )
- Maggie: My school didn’t have proper music lessons like the schools in Hong Kong. But I was in choir 合唱團 (US: Chorus).
- A choir refers to a group of singers, but a chorus may include dancers or actors.

3. Attending a classical concert

- Announcements 廣播 you may hear:

- Please switch off your electronic devices 電子儀器.
- Please put your electronic devices on silent mode or flight mode.
- Smoking is prohibited in the theater. / prohibit 禁止
- No photography is allowed. OR
- Photography is prohibited.

- Dress code 衣著

- Back in the day, would it be black-tie?
- For men, you would need to wear a tuxedo. 燕尾服
- For women, you would need to wear a gown 長袍/ 晚禮服.

- Formal or Black-Tie Optional
- For men, wear a suit with a tie.
- For women, a floor-length gown, a fancy cocktail dress, or a dressy pantsuit / dressy 需著正裝的/ 適合正式場合的
- Maggie’s prom experience - it was hard to shop for a gown.

- Cocktail

- For women, a knee-length or midi dress
- For men, a suit with a tie.

- Semi-Formal

- For attending a wedding
- Floor-length gowns would be inappropriate.
- Hong Kong people always attend a wedding in jeans.

- Smart Casual (for going to a bar or dinner and work)

- For men, wear a collar shirt but don’t have to wear a tie.
- For women, wear a nice blouse or dress.
- Maggie: I interned at Southwest Airlines when I was in college, and they specifically said flip flops 人字拖 are acceptable as long as your toes are manicured 修剪整齊.

- Etiquette 禮儀,禮節

- Maggie: I have only watched a Broadway show once in New York.
- Dress appropriately. 衣著端莊 / appropriate 適當
- Mind your time. 準時 / mind - 小心
- Stay still. 保持靜止
- Flashes Off 關閉閃燈
- Mention people like to say “open the light”
- My experience from watching David Copperfield in Vegas
- Take Advantage of Intermissions 充分利用中場休息
- Can children attend? / Children are not allowed to fly first-class.

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