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Daqun: Percussion Works / Zhengdao, Stick Game Percussion Ensemble, Gu Feng Percussion Ensemble


Release Date: 02/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579028  
Composer:  Jia Daqun
Performer:  Zhengdao Lu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stick Game Percussion EnsembleGu Feng Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jia Daqun is one of his country’s most internationally admired composers, whose Flavor of Bashu was named Chinese Classic Musical Composition of the 20th century by the Chinese government. The evocative percussion works here exemplify his ability to combine a variety of musical cultures and instruments in a single work. In Pole this is achieved through the fusing of Chinese traditional percussive instruments and those from the West, whilst in The Song without Words a panoply of vivid instrumentation celebrates the quarter-century of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. Jia draws on elegant folk customs and uses evocative native instruments such as gongs, ban-drum and muyus (Chinese temple block) in the exotic Sound Games. Jia Daqun is one of his country’s most internationally admired composers, whose Flavor of Bashu was named Chinese Classic Musical Composition of the 20th century by the Chinese government. The evocative percussion works here exemplify his ability to combine a variety of musical cultures and instruments in a single work. In Pole this is achieved through the fusing of Chinese traditional percussive instruments and those from the West, whilst in The Song without Words a panoply of vivid instrumentation celebrates the quarter-century of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. Jia draws on elegant folk customs and uses evocative native instruments such as gongs, ban-drum and muyus (Chinese temple block) in the exotic Sound Games. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pole by Jia Daqun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stick Game Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; China 
2.
The Song Without Words by Jia Daqun
Performer:  Zhengdao Lu (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; China 
3.
Prologue of Drums by Jia Daqun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gu Feng Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; China 
4.
Sound Games by Jia Daqun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stick Game Percussion Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; China 

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