Dream of Heaven - New Piano Music from China (1988)

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Dream of Heaven - New Piano Music from China (1988)

Postby alex » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 am

Dream of Heaven - New Piano Music from China (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 197 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Wergo | Cat.: WER60138-50 | RS/MU

Inspired by 54ajax's wonderful share of Jenny Lin's Chinoisere, I decided to start a new mini-series featuring Chinese works for piano. There is a considerable body of Chinese music composed for the piano, the majority of which have been either folk song arrangements, inspired by folk music or traditional Chinese melodies or
poetic little lyric pieces with poetic titles. More recently, contemporary composers have begun exploring more abstract forms, but to date - and PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM IN ERROR - there have been few Chinese Piano SONATAS composed on the European Romantic model.
The current program is an outstanding overview of the history of Chinese piano music from the 1930s to the early 1980s. The program begins with (as do several other discs I will post...) He Luting's Buffalo Boy's Flute.Despite its
modest scale, "Buffalo Boy..." is a milestone in Chinese concert music and rightly marks the beginning of contemporary Chinese classical concert music. While still a student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the young He won a contest in 1934, sponsored and judged by the Russian composer Alexander Tcherepnin, the very first Chinese composer to receive such international recognition. Other works on the program include Ding Shande's popular "Children's Suite" (another evergreen), several works by Jianzhong Wang, (an extremely popular composer of little virtuoso works for piano) and others. A special treat is Luo Zhongrong's 3 Piano Pieces. More from Luo will follow at a later date.

01 Luting He: Buffalo Boy's Little Flute
02 Luting He: Lullaby
Tong Shang: Inner-Mongolian Folk Songs
No. 1. Elegy
No. 2. Friendship
No. 3. Nostalgia
No. 4. Grassland Love Song
No. 5. Children's Dance
No. 6. Sorrow
No. 7. Dance
Shande Ding: Children's Suite, Op. 9, "Happy Holidays"
I. Outing
II. Catching Butterfly
III. Skipping
IV. Hide-and-Seek
V. Holidays' Dance
Lishan Wang: Sonatine
I. Under the Sunshine
II. After the First Rain of the Year
III. Dance of the Tribes
Jianzhong Wang: Homage to Phoenix by Birds (arr. Jianzhong Wang for piano solo)
Yinghai Li: Flute and Drum at Sunset (arr. Yinghai Li for piano solo)
Lishan Wang: The Dream of Heaven
Zhongrong Luo: 3 Piano Pieces
No. 1. Toccata
No. 2. Reverie
No. 3. Arabesque
Jihao Quan: Combination of Long and Short
I. Deng De Kong
II. Jin Yang Zhao
III. En Mao Li


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