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Qigang Chen: The Flowers Of War - Original Soundtrack / Joshua Bell


Release Date: 01/24/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 99256  
Composer:  Qigang Chen
Performer:  Yi-Bing ChuXiaoduo ChenJiemin YanJoshua Bell,   ... 
Conductor:  Yi Zhang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  China Philharmonic OrchestraAllmanna Sangen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Based on Geling Yan’s historical novel 13 Flowers of Nanjing, THE FLOWERS OF WAR follows the epic journey of John (Christian Bale) and thirteen courtesans as they seek refuge in a church compound together with a group of innocent school girls. Struggling to survive the violence and persecution brought on by the Japanese army, an act of heroism leads the group to fight back and risk their lives for the sake of everyone. Inspired by true life events, The Flowers Of War tells a genuine story of hope, love and sacrifice. The film was directed by award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou and stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale.

ABOUT THE MUSIC
Composer and musical director for the 2008
Read more Bejing Olympics Qigang Chen studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Bejing with Luo Zhongrong. After moving to Paris, he studied with Olivier Messiaen and went on towin the prestigious “Grand Prize for Symphonic Music” from SACEM in 2005.
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Works on This Recording

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The Flowers Of War by Qigang Chen
Performer:  Yi-Bing Chu (Cello), Xiaoduo Chen (Soprano), Jiemin Yan (Erhu),
Joshua Bell (Violin), Jia Li (Pipa)
Conductor:  Yi Zhang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  China Philharmonic Orchestra,  Allmanna Sangen
Period: 21st Century 

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