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 inspired 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 colours.
Xing Rong, piano
Three Excerpts from the Ballet ‘A Dream of Dunhuang’, Op. 29 (1979) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track03.mp3
Four Large Preludes and Fugues , Op. 68 (2008) No. 1 Toccata, Chorale and Fugue on BACH in D minor https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track06.mp3
No. 2 Prelude and Fugue in G minor https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track09.mp3
No. 3 Prelude and Fugue in F minor https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track11.mp3
No. 4 Prelude and Fugue in D major https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track13.mp3
The Little Match Girl – Ballet, Op. 24 (1977) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0425/Track15.mp3
ALL EXCEPT * FIRST RECORDINGS
Catalogue No: TOCC0425EAN/UPC: 5060113444257Release Date: 01.12.2017Composer: An-Lun Huang Artists: Xing Rong
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