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Asian Music for String Quartet - TAN, Dun / TAKEMITSU, Toru / GAO, Ping / UNG, Chinary / ZHOU, Long (New Zealand String Quartet)

    
      

 



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Asian Music for String Quartet - TAN, Dun / TAKEMITSU, Toru / GAO, Ping / UNG, Chinary / ZHOU, Long (New Zealand 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.


Zhou, Long

  Song of the Ch'in
1.   Play with flash player Song of the Ch'in 00:08:57

Ung, Chinary

  Spiral III
2.   Play with flash player Spiral III 00:10:01

Gao, Ping

  Bright Light and Cloud Shadows
3.   Play with flash player Bright Light and Cloud Shadows 00:11:33

Takemitsu, Toru

  A Way a Lone
4.   Play with flash player A Way a Lone 00:11:50

Tan, Dun

  8 Colors
5.   Play with flash player No. 1. Peking Opera 00:01:56
6.   Play with flash player No. 2. Shadows 00:01:11
7.   Play with flash player No. 3. Pink Actress 00:01:44
8.   Play with flash player No. 4. Black Dance 00:01:46
9.   Play with flash player No. 5. Zen 00:03:49
10.   Play with flash player No. 6. Drum and Gong 00:00:55
11.   Play with flash player No. 7. Cloudiness 00:02:38
12.   Play with flash player No. 8. Red Sona 00:01:48

Total Playing Time: 00:58:08






Composer(s):
Gao, Ping; Takemitsu, Toru; Tan, Dun; Ung, Chinary; Zhou, Long

Ensemble(s):
New Zealand String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572488

Barcode: 747313248872

Release Date: 11/2012

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