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GE, Gan-Ru: String Quartets No. 1,


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GE, Gan-Ru: String Quartets No. 1, "Fu", No. 4, "Angel Suite" and No. 5, "Fall of Baghdad" (ModernWorks)

China’s first avant-garde composer and one of the most original composers of his generation, Ge Gan-Ru, studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music before obtaining his doctorate from Columbia University in the USA. The composer notes that he ‘often tries to combine contemporary Western compositional techniques with my Chinese experience and Chinese musical characteristics to create a unique and highly individual sound world.’ Modern Works was founded in 1997 in New York by cellist Madeleine Shapiro to focus on recent string repertoire. The ensemble has given premières of works by Berio, Gubaidulina and Xenakis.

Ge, Gan-Ru

  String Quartet No. 1, "Fu" (Prose Poem)
1.   String Quartet No. 1, "Fu" (Prose Poem) 00:11:30
  String Quartet No. 4, "Angel Suite"
2.   I. Cherub 00:05:16
3.   II. Gnomes 00:06:36
4.   III. Prayer 00:08:00
5.   IV. Angel's March 00:06:31
  String Quartet No. 5, "Fall of Baghdad"
6.   I. Abyss: Screaming - Living Hell - Barbaric March - Abyss - Threnody 00:07:02
7.   II. Music From Heaven: Pilgrimage - Bazaar - Caliph's Drum - Music from Heaven 00:05:51
8.   III. Desolation: Desolation - Weeping - Moaning - Keening 00:09:58

Total Playing Time: 01:00:44

Ge, Gan-Ru


Label: Naxos

Series: Chinese Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570603

Barcode: 747313060375

Physical Release: 06/2009

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