Notes & Reviews:
Folk-dance has always been of importance in peasant communities. China, with its wide variety of climate and terrain, has an equally wide variety of regional dances. On the present record a number of these are collected in versions designed by modern Chinese composers for the piano. Included is part of the famous Mermaid Suite, a revolutionary ballet that formed part of the limited repertoire opern to trained dancers in 70's. A number of pieces recorded here are based on dances from the remote areas of China.