written in 2006
performed by King’s Harmonica Quintet
Café Capriccio is a suite of three movements written for harmonica quintet. Three types of coffee: “Mocha”, “Cappuccino” and “Espresso” are chosen, each represents love in a different stage. “Mocha”, the sweet and bright waltz is followed by “Cappuccino”, a lazy and sentimental movement written in the style of bossa nova. The final movement “Espresso” is a tango, which combines passion and bitterness. This piece was written during the trip in Vienna and Salzburg in summer 2006. It was premiered by King’s Harmonica Quintet in Musicarama 2006 organized by HKCG.