Works for Chinese Orchestra

JOEL HOFFMAN (b.1953): Nautilus Symmetry, Violin Concerto No. 2 “Snow in Spring”, NAI-CHUNG KUAN (b.1939): Memory of Mountain for Violin and Chinese Orchestra.

Catalogue Number: 11W060

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.574180

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Kuan’s Memory of Mountain, originally a banhu concerto and here recast for the violin, is inspired by the magnificent scenery and culture of Taiwan’s Alishan mountains, and explores three scenic topics employing native instruments to great effect. Hoffman’s music draws from such diverse sources as Eastern European folk music and American bebop, remaining full of lyricism and rhythmic vitality. Nautilus Symmetry, his first work for full Chinese orchestra and the violin concerto display a love of plucked string instruments and traditional Chinese melodies expressed in a style that is recognizably his own. Cho-Liang Lin (violin), Taipei Chinese Orchestra; Li-Pin Cheng.

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