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Vivian Fung: Dreamscapes

Fung / Hanick / Lee / Metropolis Ensemble / Cyr
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573009   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vivian Fung
Performer:  Kristin LeeConor Hanick
Conductor:  Andrew Cyr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolis Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vivian Fung’s work is influenced by Asian sources such as Balinese gamelan music. Violin Concerto soloist Kristin Lee’s shared experience of Bali with the composer resulted in an intensely lyrical and virtuoso work in which West and East collide to create music of remarkably fresh sophistication. Fung draws on John Cage’s ‘prepared’ piano techniques to create often eerie and otherworldly effects in Glimpses, ideas from which expand into the Piano Concerto. Subtitled ‘Dreamscapes’, this work explores contrasts ranging from hauntingly sustained calm to moments of brutal power. Vivian Fung’s work is influenced by Asian sources such as Balinese gamelan music. Violin Concerto soloist Kristin Lee’s shared experience of Bali with the composer resulted in an intensely lyrical and virtuoso work in which West and East collide to create music of remarkably fresh sophistication. Fung draws on John Cage’s ‘prepared’ piano techniques to create often eerie and otherworldly effects in Glimpses, ideas from which expand into the Piano Concerto. Subtitled ‘Dreamscapes’, this work explores contrasts ranging from hauntingly sustained calm to moments of brutal power. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Violin Concerto by Vivian Fung
Performer:  Kristin Lee (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Cyr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolis Ensemble
Written: 2010-2011 
Venue:  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox MA, 
Length: 20 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Glimpses, for prepared piano by Vivian Fung
Performer:  Conor Hanick (Prepared Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Cyr
Written: 2006 
Date of Recording: 11/02/2011 
Venue:  Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY, USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Piano Concerto "Dreamscapes" by Vivian Fung
Performer:  Conor Hanick (Prepared Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Cyr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolis Ensemble
Written: 2009 
Venue:  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox MA, 
Length: 25 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto
Glimpses: I. Kotekan
Glimpses: II. Show
Glimpses: III. Chant
Piano Concerto, "Dreamscapes"

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