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Album Summary

>Dong, Kui : Shui Diao Ge Tou and Song, for voices, percussion & piano
>Dong, Kui : Miniature 5, for 2 pianos
>Dong, Kui : Miniature 6, for 2 pianos
>Dong, Kui : Miniature 7, for 2 pianos
>Dong, Kui : Let Frogs and Crickets Carry it On, for children's chorus
>Dong, Kui : Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, suite for string quartet
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Notes & Reviews:

This set of world premiere recordings showcases the stunning talent of Chinese-American composer Kui Dong. The grandeur of "Shui Diao Ge Tou and Song" (2001, rev. 2003) is performed brilliantly by San Francisco's adventurous choir Volti, led fearlessly by conductor Robert Geary, who also presents the heartfelt "Let Frogs and Crickets Carry It On" (2005 - 06) with the Piedmont Children's Choir. The recording is rounded off by a stark set of piano works and the unlikely pairing of the Melody of China ensemble with the Del Sol String Quartet.

"Expansive and atmospheric, capturing the humor, spontaneity, and sense of mystery in the verse. " - San Francisco Classical Voice



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Works Details

>Dong, Kui : Shui Diao Ge Tou and Song, for voices, percussion & piano
  • Performers: Lara Bruckmann (Piano); Sidney Chen (Piano); Florian Conzetti (Percussion); Chris Froh (Percussion); Keisuke Nakagoshi (Piano); Fernando Taragono (Piano)
  • Conductor: Robert Geary
  • Running Time: 20 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Dong, Kui : Miniature 5, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Evan Hirsch (Piano); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Dong, Kui : Miniature 6, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Evan Hirsch (Piano); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Dong, Kui : Miniature 7, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Evan Hirsch (Piano); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Dong, Kui : Let Frogs and Crickets Carry it On, for children's chorus
  • Conductor: Robert Geary
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005-2006

>Dong, Kui : Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, suite for string quartet
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Company, Marin County, CA (08/03/2008); Saint Johns Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA (08/03/2008); Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Company, Marin County, CA (09/09/2008); Saint Johns Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA (09/09/2008); Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Company, Marin County, CA (10/2007-11/2007); Saint Johns Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA (10/2007-11/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006