RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
Executive Producer：Diana Wan
In June, we explained what NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are and how they are catching on and affecting the art world. New technologies tend to develop fast, and a lot can happen in a very short period. And that is as true in Hong Kong as it is anywhere.
The art form that we have come to know as the vocal recital first developed in 18th century Germany. It involves a selection of art songs, with lyrics for one voice based on poems or texts and accompanied by piano. Important composers in the genre include Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and even Tchaikovsky. The lyrics often focus on love, nature, and even human mortality. Earlier this week, soprano Athene Mok and pianist Cherry Tsang came to our studio to tell us more about the genre.