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40 Degrees North - Albéniz, Goss, Chen, Granados, etc / Xuefei Yang

Album Summary

>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>Albéniz, Isaac : Cantos de Espagna, Op. 232
>Goss, Stephen : The Chinese Garden, for guitar
>Tárrega, Francisco : The Carnival of Venice, for guitar
>Hao, He Zhan : Concerto for Violin ("Butterfly Lovers")
>Granados, Enrique : Valses (7) poeticos
>Huiran, Wang : Yi dance
>Anonymous : Plum Blossoms in the Snow
>Traditional, Chinese : A La Mu Han, folksong
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

EMI Classics is proud to present '40 Degrees North', the second disc from supremely talented guitarist Xuefei Yang, so titled because the capital cities of both Spain and China lie near latitude 40 degrees north. As Yang herself says: "To me, this parallel has come to symbolize the connection I feel to the music of both countries." Yang was not only the first guitarist in China to enter music school and later graduate from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with a Bachelor of Arts degree, but she was also the first Chinese guitarist to study classical guitar in the West. Her remarkable technique has drawn praise from guitar masters such as Joaquin Rodrigo and John Williams (who gave her one of his guitars in admiration).

Gramophone Magazine
One of the most satisfying and well thought-out classical guitar programmes I've heard in a long while... Yang's playing exhibits that kind of subtle intelligence that makes even the most disparate elements seem effortlessly to cohere.

Classic FM Magazine
From Beijing to Wimbledon, this is consummate guitar playing from a lady with no equal.



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Works Details

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 :: Sevilla
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Cantos de Espagna, Op. 232 :: Córdoba
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1896

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Cantos de Espagna, Op. 232 :: Castilla (Seguidillas)
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1896

>Goss, Stephen : The Chinese Garden, for guitar
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 09/2007

>Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909) : The Carnival of Venice, for guitar
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Hao, He Zhan : Concerto for Violin ("Butterfly Lovers") :: 1. Falling in Love
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1959

>Enriqué Granados (1867 - 1916) : Valses (7) poeticos :: 8
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: ?1886-87

>Huiran, Wang : Yi dance
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Written: 1960

>Anonymous : Plum Blossoms in the Snow
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : A La Mu Han, folksong
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (01/19/2008-01/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.