BRIGHT SHENG (b.1955): Red Silk Dance for Piano and Orchestra, Tibetan Swing, The Phoenix for Soprano and Orchestra, H'un (Lacerations): In memoriam 1966-1976.

Catalogue Number: 01L098

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.559610

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Sheng's assimilation of Chinese and Western musics is by now well-known and his 1999 piano concerto Red Silk Dance is an engaging 15-minute example. The Phoenix (2004) is a setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale in which Sheng's eclectic tent is opened as widely as possible. The other big piece is the 1988 H'un is a stark, 23-minute evocation of the brutality of the Cultural Revolution and a meditation on the destruction of lives and human potential it caused often using aggressive atonal means. Bright Sheng (piano), Shana Blake Hill (soprano), Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwarz.


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