XIAOGANG YE (b.1955): The Road to the Republic for Soprano,Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Choir, Children’s Choir and Orchestra, Op. 64 (Chinese-English texts. Liping Zhiang [soprano], Guang Yang [mezzo], Yijie Shi [tenor], Chenye Yuan [baritone], China National Symphony Chorus, Beijing Philharmonic Choir, Cna National Symphony Orchestra; Jia Lu.), Cantonese Suite for Orchestra, Op. 51 (Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Franck Ollu).
Catalogue Number: 11X053
Description: The 48-minute cantata of 2011 commemorates the centenary of the 1911 Revolution with classic and modern poetry, blending historical narrative with Ye’s typically fluent musical style to create an epic and heroic symphonic work. The Cantonese Suite (2005) orchestrates original folk music from Ye’s native region, the composer responding deeply to its poignant and beautiful essence.