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GAO, Ping: Piano Quintet,


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GAO, Ping: Piano Quintet, "Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju" / The Mountain / 12-Hour Bridge (Gao Ping, Kreisler String Quartet, Brönnimann, J.-P. Vivier, Conter)

Gao Ping’s music often draws its inspiration from his native home of Sichuan in China, and The Mountain recalls the expressive and humorous melodic inflection of the local dialect. Slow and processional, Questioning the Mountain is a meditation written after the devastating earthquake which struck Sichuan province in 2008. Twelve-Hour Bridge refers to the vast distance between America and China, the structure of the piece symbolising contrasting cultures, while the symbols ‘Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju’ are plants which stand for the beauty of different traditional Chinese character attributes. Further chamber music by Gao Ping can be found on Naxos 8.557678; his Bright Light and Cloud Shadows on the ‘very enjoyable’ ( Asian Music for String Quartet (8.572488).

Gao, Ping

  The Mountain
1.   The Mountain 00:11:55
  Little Song
2.   Little Song 00:02:31
  Questioning the Mountain
3.   Questioning the Mountain 00:06:34
  12-Hour Bridge
4.   I. — 00:04:37
5.   II. — 00:05:00
  Piano Quintet, "Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju"
6.   I. quarter note = ca. 70 00:06:34
7.   II. quarter note = 50. Tranquillo - Restlessly - Tranquillo 00:06:00
8.   III. quarter note = 140. Restlessly 00:08:48
9.   IV. quarter note = 70. With freedom 00:08:30

Gao, Ping
Wen, Yiduo, lyricist(s)

  Perhaps - Song of Burial
10.   Perhaps - Song of Burial 00:07:36

Total Playing Time: 01:08:05

Gao, Ping

Wen, Yiduo

Kreisler String Quartet

Bouterey-Ishido, Jun; Bronnimann, Markus; Brown, Niall; Conter, Genevieve; Gao, Ping; Liang, Haoxing; Vivier, Jean-Philippe

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 9.70186

Barcode: 730099718615

Distribution Note(s):

December 2013 digital release. Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD.



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