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SHENG, Bright: Night at the Chinese Opera (A) / String Quartet No. 5 / My Song / My Other Song (P. Serkin, Bright Sheng, Shanghai Quartet)

    

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SHENG, Bright: Night at the Chinese Opera (A) / String Quartet No. 5 / My Song / My Other Song (P. Serkin, Bright Sheng, Shanghai Quartet)

Described as “a fresh voice in cross-cultural music” by the MacArthur Foundation, whose Fellowship he was awarded, Bright Sheng has become one of today’s most widely performed composers. Filtered through Sheng’s rhythmically energetic yet haunting idiom, various types of Himalayan Sherpa dances are captured in Dance Capriccio, while characteristic singing voices and Chinese opera rhythms are represented in A Night at the Chinese Opera. My Song was inspired both by the musicality and virtuosity of pianist Peter Serkin (the work’s dedicatee and the soloist on this recording) and by the composer’s love of Chinese folk music.


Sheng, Bright

  Dance Capriccio
1.   Dance Capriccio 00:11:27
  String Quartet No. 5, "The Miraculous"
2.   String Quartet No. 5, "The Miraculous" 00:17:19
  A Night at the Chinese Opera
3.   A Night at the Chinese Opera 00:09:19
  My Song
4.   I. eighth note = 54 00:03:00
5.   II. quarter note = 66 - 72 00:02:07
6.   III. quarter note = 112 00:02:20
7.   IV. Nostalgia: eighth note = 63 00:02:55
  My Other Song
8.   I. quarter note = 63 00:02:33
9.   II. quarter note = 80 sempre, non rubato 00:04:25
10.   III. Prestissimo: quarter note = 144 - 160 00:03:20
11.   IV. Slow funeral march: eighth note = 60 sempre 00:10:25

Total Playing Time: 01:09:10






Composer(s):
Sheng, Bright

Ensemble(s):
Shanghai Quartet

Artist(s):
Li, Weigang; Serkin, Peter; Sheng, Bright

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 9.70235

Barcode: 730099723510

Physical Release: 07/2015

 

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