DU MING-XIN (b.1928): Violin Concerto, The Goddess of River Luo - Symphonic Fantasia, Autumn Thoughts - Symphonic Poem.
Catalogue Number: 05Q070
Label: Marco Polo
Format: CD reissue
Description: Here's a nostalgic reissue (even though at full price): a reminder of the days when Marco Polo was still just "Hong Kong Records" and you may have bought this release on LP. Du's concerto, which doesn't use any actual folk music (he creates his own folk-like themes but they aren't movie-music Chinese) is kind of like what might have happened if Vaughan Williams were Chinese. The shorter tone poems suggest Chinese folk music far more. Takako Nishizaki (violin), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean. Original 1983 Hong Kong Records release.