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Tan Dun: Concerto For Orchestra, Symphonic Poem On Three Notes

Dun / Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570608   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tan Dun
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The multifaceted and multi-award winner Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music. The Symphonic Poem on Three Notes describes an evolutionary arc from nature through industry and back to nature, the traditional orchestra augmented with a range of unorthodox sound sources such as wind, stones and car brake drums. The drama of Orchestral Theatre centres on memories of ritual from the composer’s childhood, linking folk music styles to Western atonality, while the Concerto for Orchestra describes the exoticism of Marco Polo’s geographical, musical and spiritual journeys. The multifaceted and multi-award winner Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music. The Symphonic Poem on Three Notes describes an evolutionary arc from nature through industry and back to nature, the traditional orchestra augmented with a range of unorthodox sound sources such as wind, stones and car brake drums. The drama of Orchestral Theatre centres on memories of ritual from the composer’s childhood, linking folk music styles to Western atonality, while the Concerto for Orchestra describes the exoticism of Marco Polo’s geographical, musical and spiritual journeys. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes by Tan Dun
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 2012 
2. Orchestral Theatre I "Xun" by Tan Dun
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990 
3. Concerto for Orchestra (after Marco Polo) by Tan Dun
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 2012 

Sound Samples

Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes
Orchestral Theatre
Concerto for Orchestra (after Marco Polo): I. Light of Timespace
Concerto for Orchestra (after Marco Polo): II. Scent of Bazaar
Concerto for Orchestra (after Marco Polo): III. The Raga of Desert
Concerto for Orchestra (after Marco Polo): IV. The Forbidden City

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