Classical Music

Symphonic music
Favorite orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
Favorite piece: Symphony No. 1 in D Major by Gustav Mahler
Favorite piece I played: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor by Antonin Dvorak (played in the FAU orchestra)

Chamber music
Favorite composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Favorite piece:  String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor by Dimitri Shostakovich
Favorite piece I played: Borodin String Quartet No. 2 by Alexander Borodin (remind me of happy time playing in college string quartet)

Favorite violinist: David Oistrach
Favorite piece: Violin Concerto in D Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Favorite piece I played: Meditation by Jules Massenet (first classical music piece heard)

Classical guitar
Favorite guitarist: Mingbao Zhu (my teacher from Shanghai)
Favorite piece: Concierto de Aranjuez  by Joaquin Rodrigo
Favorite piece I played: Romanza (traditional Spanish piece)

Favorite composer: Frederic Chopin
Favorite pianist: Artur Rubinstein
Favorite piece: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff (my daughter played)
Favorite piece I played: Some day (duet played with my daughters)


Favorite team: Manchester United
Sentimental favorite: Liverpool
Current favorite player: Dimitar Berbatov (hope he will move to ManU)
(TV: Fox Sport Channel on Saturday and Sunday)

Favorite boxer: Roy Jones Jr.
(TV: HBO and Showtime on Saturday nights)

Contador    Last update July 2, 2008