When Bob Dylan takes the stage in Ho Chi Minh City April 10, he will be preceded by a tribute to Vietnam's own, legendary antiwar bard: Trinh Cong Son. US singer Bob Dylan (L)'s first-ever concert in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10 will be preceded by a tribute to Vietnam's own, legendary anti-war bard: Trinh Cong Son (L). … [Read more...] about Trinh Cong Son tribute to open for Bob Dylan
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VietNamNet Bridge - "Mountain Shadow," the first part of the "Ten years after Trinh Cong Son" series of music shows took place at the HCM City Opera House on March 18. Trinh's 10th death anniversary and memoirs of "Friends" Trinh Cong Son's music to be honored in Hanoi, HCM City The ticket prices were very high, from VND1-3.5 million/ticket ($50-175), but the theatre was fully occupied. At the end of the show, Son's younger sister - Trinh Vinh Trinh - said thanks to the audience on behalf of her family. "My brother has been away for ten years but my family still feels like he is still with us. After ten years, we entered his room and found 6,500 documents. They are the heritage of our family and they are not the heritage of every body," Trinh said. After that she joined other artists to sing the song "I Will Remember" to show love to her brother. The event attracted senior stars like Hong Nhung, Thanh Lam, My Linh, Cam Van and young stars like Nguyen Thao, Duc Tuan, Anh Bang and … [Read more...] about Music series to commemorate 10th anniversary of Trinh Cong Son’s gets underway
VietNamNet Bridge - A music work by late songwriter Trinh Cong Son is said to be similar to an American work. The information was posted on the Internet by a blogger and it has become a hot topic on online forums in recent days. Many fans were discontent when the famous songwriter was suspected to have copied the music of an American musician. However, it is easy to see the similarity between the melody of Trinh Cong Son's "Con Mat Con Lai" (Remaining Eye), written in 1992 and performed by "Nam Dong Ke" group, and Leroy Anderson's "The Syncopated Clock", which was written in 1945 and mixed in 1983 by Gontiti. However, most people don't believe that the famous Vietnamese songwriter copied music of others and said that it is a coincidence. "Composer Trinh Cong Son had no reason to copy music of others. If "Con Mat Con Lai" is rejected, Trinh Cong Son is still Trinh Cong Son," a reader commented. Trinh Cong Son's younger sister Trinh Vinh Trinh said that the doubt is offensive to … [Read more...] about Doubts that Trinh Cong Son pirate foreign music?
Dear readers, Tuoitrenews will publish in English some of the love letters the celebrated composer Trinh Cong Son wrote to Ngo Vu Dao Anh, the love of his life and the inspiration for many of his works. This is the first time ever that such letters have been released in the English language. Written since the 1960s onwards, the letters bear testimony to not only the passion but also the writing skills of this versatile genius. We hope it gives younger readers, and also older ones, an insight into what made this maverick tick. You can also learn English by reading Tuoitrenews’ English version and the original Vietnamese version. Son, who died 10 years ago, never married. Here is the first letter. Read the original letter in Vietnamese here Blao, 23/10/1964 Dear Anh-Dao, My dearest Anh-Dao, My dearest dear And-Dao, This afternoon I woke up with a dry sadness that has been accompanying me all along. I looked out to the familiar, quiet, sunbaked dirt road, at those … [Read more...] about Tuoitrenews publishes Trinh Cong Son’s love letters
A night celebrating the music of Trinh Cong Son was held in Berlin on the occasion of the famous Vietnamese composer’s death anniversary, April 1. The music night, organised by the Vietnam Trade, Investment, Culture and Tourism Promotion Centre (VietHaus - AG), included performances of a number of pieces from Trinh Cong Son’s 600 song catalogue by saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan, cellist Linh Quan, violinist Anh Kiet, pianist Nguyen Xuan Hung and singers Thien Huong, Ngoc Hieu, Le Tan, Nguyen Hung and Quynh Nga. The night was said to have brought an Vietnamese atmosphere to Berlin and was well received by the audience. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Trinh Cong Son’s music heard in Berlin