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Shen Ye: The Psalms of Taciturnity - Chen Gane & He Zhanhao: Butterfly Lovers / Wang, Yang, Tokyo Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/01/2019 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 30464  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Hailed at its premiere as “a breakthrough in China’s symphonic music,” HE Zhanhao and CHEN Gang’s “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto was later reviled during the Cultural Revolution for its Western influence and feudal Chinese inspiration. Though universally recognized among the Chinese people, the piece remains largely unknown in the West. A work of undeniable emotional appeal, it also carries with it a history that some of its biggest supporters are still struggling to digest. Borne of an uneasy union of revolutionary nationalist sentiment and Chinese urban cosmopolitanism, the musical progeny manages to be faithful to both its parents. SHEN Ye is Associate Professor of Composition in the Composition Department, Shanghai Conservatory of Read more Music. His works have been performed frequently in Mainland China, Asia, the U.S. and Europe. He has cooperated with several well-known orchestras including the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, Hongkong Chinese Traditional Orchestra, and has completed several commissions. This is the world premiere recording of his Violin Concerto No. 1. Read less

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