XIAOGANG YE (b.1955): Mount E’mei for Violin, Percussion and Orchestra, Op. 74, Scent of Green Mango for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42, Lamura Cou for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69b, The Silence of Mount Minshan for Strings, Op. 73.
Catalogue Number: 06W057
Description: Ye is regarded as one of today’s leading Chinese composers, having won prestigious awards for his concert music and for numerous highly successful film scores. The works on this recording share a deep affection for the beauty and power of nature and landscape in China. Mount E’mei eulogises the great spectacle and cultural significance of the mountain, creating a multi-dimensional picture through the use of traditional instruments. Lamura Cuo and The Silence of Mount Minshan describe mystic atmosphere and melancholy silence, while Scent of Green Mango uses vibrant colors and shading to express gratitude for the fruit’s refreshing fragrance. Wei Lu (violin), Dan Zhu (violin - Lamura Cuo), Shengnan Hu (percussion), Xiaotang Tan (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Gilbert Varga (Mount E’mei), Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Stefan Malzew, Franck Ollu (Lamura Cuo).