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Huang: Piano Music / Rong


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 425  
Composer:  An-Lun Huang
Performer:  Xing Rong
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An-lun Huang, born in Guang Zhou, Guangdong, in 1949, and a resident of Toronto since 1986, survived the hardships of the Cultural Revolution to make his mark as pianist and composer both in China and in the west. In his piano music he is concerned to find a meeting ground between the piano as a western instrument and his own roots as a Chinese musician. This album shows the cross-fertilisation going in both directions, with a lively dance suite from a ballet nspired by the ancient cave art in Dunhuang, in western China, and the universal figure of Bach stimulating a substantial set of polyphonic compositions where western harmonies are refracted through Chinese colors. An-lun Huang, born in Guang Zhou, Guangdong, in 1949, and a resident of Toronto since 1986, survived the hardships of the Cultural Revolution to make his mark as pianist and composer both in China and in the west. In his piano music he is concerned to find a meeting ground between the piano as a western instrument and his own roots as a Chinese musician. This album shows the cross-fertilisation going in both directions, with a lively dance suite from a ballet nspired by the ancient cave art in Dunhuang, in western China, and the universal figure of Bach stimulating a substantial set of polyphonic compositions where western harmonies are refracted through Chinese colors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (2), Op. 5 by An-Lun Huang
Performer:  Xing Rong (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Dreaming of Dunhuang, Op. 29 by An-Lun Huang
Performer:  Xing Rong (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
3.
Large Preludes and Fuges (4), Op. 68 by An-Lun Huang
Performer:  Xing Rong (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
4.
Little Match Girl, Op. 24: Selling Matches by An-Lun Huang
Performer:  Xing Rong (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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