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MA, Sicong: Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 (Hsiao-Mei Ku, Ning Lu)


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MA, Sicong: Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 (Hsiao-Mei Ku, Ning Lu)

The Chinese composer and violinist Ma Sicong was born in Haifeng in Guangdong (Canton) province in 1912, and was among the relatively few Chinese musicians of his generation to study abroad. He settled in America in 1967. The music on this disc embraces contrasting moods, each imbued with Ma Sicong’s abiding love for his homeland and combining Chinese inspiration with Western musical techniques. Shortly after composing the Rondo No. 4 he wrote this heartbreaking entry in his diary: ‘When can I end my exile? Nobody knows.’

Ma, Sicong

  Spring Dance
1.   Spring Dance 00:03:43
  Rondo No. 2
2.   Rondo No. 2 00:06:57
3.   Melody 00:04:45
  Dance of Autumn Harvest
4.   Dance of Autumn Harvest 00:05:18
  Violin Sonata No. 3
5.   I. Moderato 00:07:20
6.   II. Allegro vivace 00:07:38
  Gaoshan Suite
7.   I. Sacrifice 00:03:37
8.   II. Drinking 00:01:09
9.   III. Reed 00:01:38
10.   IV. Battle Dance 00:01:07
11.   V. Calling Back Spirits 00:03:03
12.   VI. Dance of Good Year 00:01:23
  Rondo No. 3
13.   Rondo No. 3 00:05:59
14.   Ballade 00:05:12
  Rondo No. 4
15.   Rondo No. 4 00:05:01

Total Playing Time: 01:03:50

Ma, Sicong

Ku, Hsiao-mei; Lu, Ning

Label: Naxos

Series: Chinese Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570605

Barcode: 747313060573

Physical Release: 03/2010

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