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The Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra Plays Popular Western Classics

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane
>Strauss, Josef : Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird Suite
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Notes & Reviews:

Western music has a surprisingly long history in China. Liturgical music of the Catholic church found its place in Peking in the period of the Yuen Dynasty, and, although the ensuing Ming Dynasty proved less favorable to this alien intrusion, the Qing Dynasty, established in the middle of the 17th century and continuing until its elimination in the earlier years of the 20th century, found a place for the encouragement of Western music at court. The following period of Western commercial intrusion into China also brought contact with the music of the West, with court officials instructed to copy the instruments that accompanied Lord Macartney's emassy to Peking in 1793.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: China Record Company, Beijing, China (1982).



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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Aragonaise (Prelude to Act IV)
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Danse bohème
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane :: Act II
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Strauss, Josef : Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Johann Strauss II (Junior) (1825 - 1899).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1811.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird Suite :: Round Dance of the Princesses
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird Suite :: Berceuse (Lullaby)
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird Suite :: Finale
  • Conductor: Peng Xiuwen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945