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The Butterfly Lovers - Tchaikovsky, Gang Chen / Shaham

Album Summary

>Hao, He Zhan : Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
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Notes & Reviews:

"Just as few countries have suffered such intense, concentrated turmoil as China in the mid 20th century, few artistic works embody such clashing extremes as 'Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai,' known in English as 'The Butterfly Lovers.' Hailed at its premiere as ‘a breakthrough in China’s symphonic music,’ it was later reviled during the Cultural Revolution for its Western influence and feudal Chinese inspiration. Though universally recognized among the Chinese people – and often cited as the most performed concerto in the 20th century – the piece remains largely unknown in the West. A work of undeniable emotional appeal, it also carries with it a history that some of its biggest supporters are still struggling to digest." -Ken Smith



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Works Details

>Hao, He Zhan : Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
  • Performers: Nella Hunkins (Cello); Ta Jin (Flute); Gulia Mashurova (Harp); Gil Shaham (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lan Chui
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Chen Gang.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1959

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Gil Shaham (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lan Chui
  • Running Time: 36 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878