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Sojourn - The Very Best Of Xuefei Yang

Bach / Tarrega
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 636621   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachChen GangHuang ZiFrancisco Tarrega,   ... 
Performer:  Xuefei Yang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When I was a little girl, I dreamed about becoming a concert guitarist and recording music – but my life is beyond my wildest dreams. This album presents a wide range of my playing, from popular to classical, miniatures to masterworks, as well as recordings of Chinese music, Bach transcriptions, and a new concerto commissioned especially for me.

A recording is a musical snapshot that captures scenes from my musical journey through life. Sojourn represents a brief resting-place in that journey, where I reflect on some of the most beautiful moments so far, before heading on to explore new lands. Whenever you re-visit a place, you see it with fresh eyes and discover new things alongside the familiar. Sojourn is that same
Read more combination of the familiar, plus some new surprises. It also tells a story of my musical evolution. My musical voice has evolved alongside my life, and continues to do so. The one constant on my journey is that I play music from my heart.

As a musician, the most rewarding thing is when the listener is touched by my music. So thank you for listening to my music. I wish Sojourn brings you joy.

-- Xuefei Yang Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Bist du bei mir, BWV 508 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Concerto for Violin "Butterfly Lovers": Adagio by Chen Gang
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
7.
Plum Blossoms in the Snow by Huang Zi
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
8.
Variations on "Carnival of Venice" for Guitar by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
9.
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
10.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
11.
Spring Breeze by Yu-Xian Deng
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Tango by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
13.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
14.
Zapateado by Regino Sainz de la Maza
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Serenata española for Piano in F major by Joaquin Malats
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
16.
Sahara by John Brunning
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
17.
Romance no 1 by John Brunning
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)

Sound Samples

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring': Bach, JS / Arr Yang: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'
Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: II. Sicilliano: Bach, JS / Arr Yang: Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: II. Sicilliano
Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: 'Bist Du Bei Mir', BWV 508: Stözel / Arr Bach, JS: Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: 'Bist Du Bei Mir', BWV 508
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Air on a G string): Bach, JS / Arr Yang: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Air on a G string)
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1, BWV 846: Stölzel / Arr Bach, JS: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1, BWV 846
The Butterfly Lovers: I. Falling in Love: He / Chen / Arr Yang: The Butterfly Lovers: I. Falling in Love
Plum Blossoms in the Snow: Huang / Arr García: Plum Blossoms in the Snow
Variations on The Carnival of Venice: Tárrega: Variations on The Carnival of Venice
Cavatina: Myers: Cavatina
Recuerdos de la Alhambra: Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Spring Breeze: Deng / Lin / Arr García: Spring Breeze
España, Op. 165: No. 2 Tango: Albéniz: España, Op. 165: No. 2 Tango
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio: Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Zapateado: Sainz de la Maza: Zapateado
Serenata española: Malats: Serenata española
Sahara: Brunning: Sahara
Romance No. 1: Brunnning: Romance No. 1

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