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Chiayu: Journeys

Chiayu / Morales / Ciompi Quartet / Chen
Release Date: 05/12/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559713   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Chiayu
Performer:  Ricardo MoralesNatalie ZhuClancy NewmanColine-Marie Orliac,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chiayu's evocative music reflects her origins in Taiwan and responses to life in the West, an environment in which her career has been burgeoning with a remarkable number of commissions and awards. Zhi explores counterpoint and Taiwanese rhythmic patterns, the title meaning "to weave or to interlace", while Huan conjures up sounds from nature. Employing virtuoso non-traditional techniques, the Twelve Signs of the Chinese zodiac portrays a complete cycle of character traits, while Journey to the West depicts an allegorical adventure towards enlightenment. The brilliance of Sparkle was inspired by fireworks and includes special brass-instrument effects, while Urban Sketches takes us on a walk through New York City, with electronic Read more sounds interwoven with those of the musicians. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Urban Sketches, for clarinet, cello & piano by Chiayu
Performer:  Ricardo Morales (Clarinet), Natalie Zhu (Piano), Clancy Newman (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013 
Date of Recording: 06/15/2013 
Venue:  Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple Universit 
Length: 11 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Huan, for harp by Chiayu
Performer:  Coline-Marie Orliac (Harp)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
Date of Recording: 12/11/2011 
Venue:  Gould Hall at the Curtis Institute of Mu 
Length: 9 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Journey to the West, for string quartet by Chiayu
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Date of Recording: 03/25/2011 
Venue:  Sound Pure Studios, Durham, NC 
Length: 23 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Twelve Signs, for viola by Chiayu
Performer:  Che-Hung Chen (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Date of Recording: 09/27/2011 
Venue:  Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple Universit 
Length: 15 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Sparkle, for trombone & tuba by Chiayu
Performer:  Brian Santero (Trombone), Pierrick Fournes (Tuba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
Date of Recording: 12/11/2011 
Venue:  Gould Hall at the Curtis Institute of Mu 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Zhi, for violin & piano by Chiayu
Performer:  Hanchien Lee (Piano), Hirono Oka (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005 
Date of Recording: 09/27/2011 
Venue:  Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple Universit 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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