MA SICONG (1912-1987): Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 - Tone Poem of Tibet, Inner Mongolia Suite, Amei Suite, Rondo No. 1, Lantern Festival Dance, Dragon Lantern Dance, Mountain Song, Madrigal, Lullaby.
Catalogue Number: 08J080
Description: The first release in a new national series (although recorded in Utah and funded by Duke University and the University of Utah) brings a composer who studied some in France in the 20s and 30s and presumably was familiar with Bartók and Enescu, whom he resembles in his adaptation of folk motifs and incorporating them into a Western European compositional language. The three ethnic suites from 1937, 1941 and 1981 (the Amei are an ethnic minority on Taiwan) are the heart of the recital. Hsiao-mei Ku (violin), Ning Lu (piano).