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CHIAYU: Journey to the West / Urban Sketches / 12 Signs (Members of the Curtis Institute of Music and Philadelphia Orchestra, The Ciompi Quartet)

    
      

 

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CHIAYU: Journey to the West / Urban Sketches / 12 Signs (Members of the Curtis Institute of Music and Philadelphia Orchestra, The Ciompi Quartet)

Chiayu’s evocative music reflects her origins in Taiwan and responses to life in the West, an environment in which her career has been burgeoning with a remarkable number of commissions and awards. Zhi explores counterpoint and Taiwanese rhythmic patterns, the title meaning “to weave or to interlace”, while Huan conjures up sounds from nature. Employing virtuoso non-traditional techniques, the Twelve Signs of the Chinese zodiac portrays a complete cycle of character traits, while Journey to the West depicts an allegorical adventure towards enlightenment. The brilliance of Sparkle was inspired by fireworks and includes special brass-instrument effects, while Urban Sketches takes us on a walk through New York City, with electronic sounds interwoven with those of the musicians.


Hsu, Chiayu

  Urban Sketches
1.   Play with flash player Urban Sketches 00:11:07
  Huan
2.   Play with flash player I. Come here! Come here! (Adagio pensieroso) 00:03:45
3.   Play with flash player II. a soft, little, whispered love song (Dolce cantabile) 00:03:15
4.   Play with flash player III. climbed to the edge and fell (Allegro agitato) 00:03:02
  Journey to the West
5.   Play with flash player I. The Monkey King 00:08:07
6.   Play with flash player II. In the Winter 00:05:37
7.   Play with flash player III. The Journey 00:09:46
  12 Signs
8.   Play with flash player No. 1. Rat 00:01:36
9.   Play with flash player No. 2. Ox 00:01:40
10.   Play with flash player No. 3. Tiger 00:01:52
11.   Play with flash player No. 4. Rabbit 00:01:06
12.   Play with flash player No. 5. Dragon 00:01:19
13.   Play with flash player No. 6. Snake 00:01:19
14.   Play with flash player No. 7. Horse 00:01:16
15.   Play with flash player No. 8. Sheep 00:01:54
16.   Play with flash player No. 9. Monkey 00:01:21
17.   Play with flash player No. 10. Rooster 00:01:05
18.   Play with flash player No. 11. Dog 00:00:54
19.   Play with flash player No. 12. Pig 00:01:57
  Sparkle
20.   Play with flash player Sparkle 00:06:03
  Zhi
21.   Play with flash player I. Andante, misterioso 00:02:22
22.   Play with flash player II. Allegro, parlando con leggerezza 00:01:25
23.   Play with flash player III. Adagio, pensieroso 00:01:55
24.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro, agitato 00:02:34

Total Playing Time: 01:16:17






Composer(s):
Hsu, Chiayu

Ensemble(s):
Ciompi Quartet, The

Artist(s):
Chen, Che-Hung; Cullen, Dana; Fournes, Pierrick; Huebner, Sara; Lee, Hanchien; Morales, Ricardo; Newman, Clancy; Oka, Hirono; Orliac, Coline-Marie; Santero, Brian; Wensley, Diana; Zhu, Natalie

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Catalogue No: 8.559713

Barcode: 636943971321

Release Date: 05/2015

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