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Zhou Long/Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'; Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened / New Zealand SO; Darrell Ang

Album Summary

>Long, Zhou : The Rhyme of Taigu, for orchestra
>Long, Zhou : Symphony ("Humen 1839")
>Long, Zhou : The Enlightened, for orchestra
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Widely regarded as one of China's leading composers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Zhou Long writes music that is consistently compelling. The Rhyme of Taigu revives the spirit of Chinese court music from the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), drawing on traditional percussion instruments. Symphony 'Humen 1839', co-composed with Chen Yi, vividly commemorates the public burning of over 1000 tons of opium, an event that was to lead to the First Opium War between Great Britain and China. All three works, written in the first decade of the 21st c., receive here their world premiere recordings. Conducting the New Zealand Symphony is the young, fast rising Singapore-born, Russian and American trained Darrell Ang, who has gained widespread attention for his compelling podium authority and authoritative readings of the core symphonic repertoire - especially the great masterpieces by French and Russian composers, in addition to being one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary Asian symphonic music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/04/2013-06/06/2013).



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>Long, Zhou : The Rhyme of Taigu, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ang, Darrell
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/04/2013-06/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Long, Zhou : Symphony ("Humen 1839")
  • Conductor: Ang, Darrell
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/04/2013-06/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2009

>Long, Zhou : The Enlightened, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ang, Darrell
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/04/2013-06/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2005