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Tan Dun: Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind /Yo-yo Ma, Et Al


Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63368   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tan Dun
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic OrchestraImperial Bells Ensemble of ChinaYip's Children's Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc received the 1997 Grammy award for "Best Producer of the Year, Classical" (Steven Epstein).
Selections recorded April 8-9, 1997 at Tsuen Wan Town Hall in Hong Kong, April 1-2, 1997 at Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, China and May 6-8, 1997 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.209-10) - "...`Symphony 1997' decks itself out in some grand symbols of Chinese civilization: poetry of Li Po, the playing of one of the greatest musicians ever to have touched a cello, ideas from the `Yi-Ching,' the sound of Hong Kong children, and the awe-inspiring ring of the 2400-year-old Bianzhong bells. It all makes a grand and happy sound, but there seems a purposeful evasion to it
Read more all--a convenient, backward-focussed ambiguity....`Symphony 1997' is pleasant and vivid enough if also so incoherent (so `unsymphonic') as to make it sound like a soundtrack to a movie or some kind of background music..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony 1997 "Heaven Earth Mankind" by Tan Dun
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra,  Imperial Bells Ensemble of China,  Yip's Children's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 70 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Liner Note Author: Tan Dun. 

Sound Samples

Song of Peace (Voice)
I. Heaven (Voice)
Dragon Dance (Voice)
Phoenix (Voice)
Jubilation (Voice)
Opera in Temple Street (Voice)
II. Earth (Yi3) (Voice)
Water (Voice)
Fire (Voice)
Metal (Voice)
III. Mankind (Voice)
Lullaby (Voice)
Song of Peace (Voice)

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