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Born in Shanghai in 1955, Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of China's leading contemporary composers. He has written music in a variety of genres, including symphonic and chamber works as well as scores for the stage. Ye has also composed music for films and the two works recorded here are both examples of this. Sichuan Image consists of 29 brief and atmospheric pieces composed to accompany a filmed travelogue of the scenic province in Western China. In preparation for the work, the composer visited mountains, river, villages and ancient historical sites in Sichuan. Lending further color to the large symphony orchestra, four Chinese musicians perform on traditional instruments. The album closes with Concerto of Life, a suite in five movements for piano and orchestra with Noriko Ogawa taking on the solo part. The work is based on the score for a feature film of the same name telling the story of a piano teacher and his students. Ogawa has also appeared on a previous album of Ye's music alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor José Serebrier - a release named Editor's Choice in the Gramophone, whose reviewer described the performances as 'superb' and Ye's scores as possessing 'lyrical elegance, searching drama and depth of color...'
Born in Shanghai in 1955, Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of China's leading contemporary composers. He has written music in a variety of genres, including symphonic and chamber works as well as scores for the stage. Ye has also composed music for films and the two works recorded here are both examples of this. Sichuan Image consists of 29 brief and atmospheric pieces composed to accompany a filmed travelogue of the scenic province in Western China. In preparation for the work, the composer visited mountains, river, villages and ancient historical sites in Sichuan. Lending further color to the large symphony orchestra, four Chinese musicians perform on traditional instruments. The album closes with Concerto of Life, a suite in five movements for piano and orchestra with Noriko Ogawa taking on the solo part. The work is based on the score for a feature film of the same name telling the story of a piano teacher and his students. Ogawa has also appeared on a previous album of Ye's music alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor José Serebrier - a release named Editor's Choice in the Gramophone, whose reviewer described the performances as 'superb' and Ye's scores as possessing 'lyrical elegance, searching drama and depth of color...'
7318590023037

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Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 06/03/2022
UPC: 7318590023037

Sichuan Image
Artist: P. Paray
Format: CD
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1. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 1, Prelude. Memory Of Sichuan
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2. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 2, Mt. Bashan
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3. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 3, Shadow Of Bamboo
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4. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 4, The Torrent In Yankou
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5. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 5, The Distant Water In Hechuan
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6. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 6, A Night In Bazhong
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7. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 7, Riverside Of Jialing River
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8. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 8, Torrential Chuan River
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9. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 9, Mt. Meishan
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10. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 10, Beichuan Region
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11. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 11, It Rains When Heaven Deems Fit
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12. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 12, The Boundless Mt. Minshan
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13. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 13, Fog In Nanchong
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14. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 14, Salt Well
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15. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 15, Gloomy Rain In Wenchuan
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16. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 16, Great Mountains In Sichuan
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17. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 17, Mother Re-Marries
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18. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 18, Qingcheng In The Rain
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19. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 19, Ambition Of Sichuan
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20. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 20, A Sunny Day In Guangyuan
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21. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 21, The South Of Mian River
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22. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 22, A Morning Sun Over Qiang Village
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23. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 23, Looking Up Into Leshan
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24. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 24, Night Rain In Wenchuan
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25. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 25, The Love Of Chuandong
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26. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 26, The Love Of Tianfu
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27. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 27, Fogs Of Suining
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28. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 28, Dreaming Back To South Sichuan
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29. Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 29, Epilogue. My Sichuan
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30. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: I. Life Song
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31. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: II. Roses In The Shades Of Evening
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32. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: III. Cruel Truth
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33. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: IV. Never Regret
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34. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: V. A Dream
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35. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: VI. Hospital
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36. Concerto Of Life, Op. 23c: VII. Live On In Spirit
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Born in Shanghai in 1955, Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of China's leading contemporary composers. He has written music in a variety of genres, including symphonic and chamber works as well as scores for the stage. Ye has also composed music for films and the two works recorded here are both examples of this. Sichuan Image consists of 29 brief and atmospheric pieces composed to accompany a filmed travelogue of the scenic province in Western China. In preparation for the work, the composer visited mountains, river, villages and ancient historical sites in Sichuan. Lending further color to the large symphony orchestra, four Chinese musicians perform on traditional instruments. The album closes with Concerto of Life, a suite in five movements for piano and orchestra with Noriko Ogawa taking on the solo part. The work is based on the score for a feature film of the same name telling the story of a piano teacher and his students. Ogawa has also appeared on a previous album of Ye's music alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor José Serebrier - a release named Editor's Choice in the Gramophone, whose reviewer described the performances as 'superb' and Ye's scores as possessing 'lyrical elegance, searching drama and depth of color...'
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