Asian Music for String Quartet
This programme brings together aesthetic and musical elements of East and West. Zhou Long captures the essence of the Chinese plucked ch’in, and Cambodian aesthetics are preserved in Chinary Ung’s expressive Spiral III. Tan Dun’s Eight Colors combines the exotic timbres of Peking Opera with Second Viennese School tonalities. Gao Ping’s Bright Light and Cloud Shadows has been admired for its ‘long-breathed brush strokes’ (Washington Post). Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Toru Takemitsu’s beautifully crafted A Way a Lone evokes a shimmering sound world.
November 2012 Naxos Classical Catalogue no 8.572488
Producer: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver
Engineer: Norbert Kraft
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch'in
Chinary Ung: Spiral III
Goa Ping: Bright Light and Cloud Shadows
Toru Takemitsu: A Way a Lone
Tan Dun: Eight Colors
i. No. 1: Peking Opera
ii. No. 2: Shadows
iii. No. 3: Pink Actress
iv. No. 4: Black Dance
v. No. 5: Zen
vi. No. 6: Drum and Gong
vii. No. 7: Cloudiness
viii. No. 8: Red Sona
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