ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN (1899-1977): 5 Concert Studies, Op. 52, HE LUTING (1903-1999): Buffalo Boy's Flute, LI YINGHAI (1927-2007): Music at Sunset, TAN DUN (b.1957): 8 Memories in Watercolor, CHU WANGHUA (b.1941): The Jasmine Flowers, ZHANG ZHAO (b.1964): Pi Huang - Moments in Beijing Opera, JONATHAN GREEN (b.1964): Study on the Life Cycle of the Phoenix.
Catalogue Number: 09N091
Reference: TROY 1289
Description: Tracing the development of a Chinese style of piano composition, in which traditional Chinese instruments like the pipa, lute and guqin (a seven-stringed zither) were imitated both by non-Chinese composers, like the Russian Tcherepnin, and by natives like He Luting (his 1934 Buffalo Boy's Flute and Li Yinghai's 1975 Music at Sunset, originally written for pipa). Tan Dun's Memories are his first work, some making use of folk songs and others original compositions; Chu Wanghua uses a Puccini tune from Turandot; Zhang Zhao evokes the action and music of the Chinese opera in his ingenious 2005 work, based entirely on three pitches. Tianshu Wang (piano)