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Ecstatic Drumbeat

Glennie / Taipei Chinese Orchestra / Chung
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1599   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Yiu-Kwong ChungKeiko AbeNebojsa Jovan ZivkovicToshiro Mayuzumi
Performer:  Evelyn GlennieTsung-hsin Hsieh
Conductor:  En ShaoYiu-Kwong Chung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Appearing with leading orchestras and conductors around the world, Evelyn Glennie has also collaborated with musicians as diverse as Emmanuel Ax, the King's Singers and Bjork. Another unexpected partner is the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, with which she first performed at the 2009 Deaflympics. Returning to Taiwan a year later, she recorded the present disc of original compositions and arrangements for percussion and Chinese orchestra. The programme is wide-ranging in geographical terms, with works by composers from the Far East, as well as by German-based Neboj?a ?ivkovi?, whose duo Born to Beat Wild for bass drum and trumpet here is performed with a suona, 'Chinese oboe', replacing the trumpet. But the disc also spans a vast distance in time, Read more in that the final work, Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations, is a reworking by the composer Yiu-Kwong Chung of an ancient score first performed in the year 627 at the court of the second Tang Emperor. Ecstatic Drumbeat is the last of four discs that present collaborations between the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and soloists from a Western tradition, with Evelyn Glennie following in the footsteps of flutist Sharon Bezaly, saxophonist Claude Delangle and trombone player Christian Lindberg on her own oriental journey. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for percussion & Chinese orchestra by Yiu-Kwong Chung
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Conductor:  En Shao
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Date of Recording: 11/2010 
Venue:  Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Length: 27 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Prism Rhapsody II by Keiko Abe
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)
Conductor:  Yiu-Kwong Chung
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/2010 
Venue:  Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Length: 14 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Born to Beat Wild, for suono & percussion, Op. 30 by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 11/2010 
Venue:  Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Concertino for Xylophone by Toshiro Mayuzumi
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  En Shao
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/2010 
Venue:  Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Length: 11 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations, for 2 percussionists & Chinese orchestra by Yiu-Kwong Chung
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Percussion), Tsung-hsin Hsieh (Percussion)
Conductor:  Yiu-Kwong Chung
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Date of Recording: 11/2010 
Venue:  Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan 
Length: 14 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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