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Kaleidoscope Viet – Hanoi Community Radio – SHOW 3
October 31, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tune into our FVH Kaleidoscope Viet show on the last Sunday of each month 4pm on HCR (Hanoi Community Radio). https://www.hanoicommunityradio.com/
Big thanks to the HCR team for including FVH in this new community. Each month we feature a cultural or heritage topic in a podcast/magazine/documentary style show.
We upload each show to our FVH youtube channel after each broadcast and will inform you through our mailings.
Nguyễn Văn Quỳ was born on 2 January 1925 in Hanoi. His three biggest loves in life are Vietnam, music, and teaching. He took his inspiration from Vietnamese traditional music and French Romanticism. He composed nine sonatas for the violin and piano between 1964 and 2003, as well as many songs. His prolific composition led to the nickname “Vietnamese Beethoven.” Beethoven wrote 10 sonatas for the violin and piano, and among Quỳ’s nine sonatas, at least five are well known by a great many music lovers of this genre of chamber music. Maestro Quỳ’s sonatas have been used in music teaching at the Vietnamese National Conservatory. No other composer since Beethoven has written as many as nine sonatas for the violin and piano. Quỳ graduated from the French École Universelle and he studied under French composer and pianist Adolphe Borchard. He taught at Trường Đại học Sư Phạm Hà Nội (Hanoi National University of Education) from 1956-1978. He has been awarded the second prize of the Vietnam Musician Association for his Sonata No.4 (1995) and Sonata No.8 (2005). In 2009, he received the Cultural Heritage Patrimoenia Award at the Swiss Embassy in Hanoi.
In our Kaleidsocope Viet show we pay tribute to Quỳ – the man, the work and his story. This is part 1 of 2 documentary style shows about Quỳ (part 2 will be in November).