Yellow River Piano Concerto by Naxos

Yellow River Piano Concerto by Naxos
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Yellow River Piano Concerto by Naxos

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NAX 8554499; NAXOS - Germania;

This album is a fascinating insight (for non-Chinese listeners) into the world of officially-approved Chinese classical music. The title work is a piano concerto based on an enormously popular cantata composed by Xian Xinghai (1905-45) while he was a member of the Chinese resistance during the dark period of Japanese occupation. A committee of composers (one of whom is the soloist on this disc) then turned this heroic and nationalistic work into a concerto. The musical style is a glorious hybrid of Rachmaninov-style orchestration mixed with pentatonic, short-breathed folk-like Chinese themes. As with all "official" art the problem of compromise arises, but it is balanced here by the resulting (and I suspect unintentional) wonderfully high-camp tone of exaggerated musical gestures and glamour. The other, musically similar, works on the disc have titles like Colourful Clouds and Red Lilies Crimson and Bright. If Liberace had been Chinese, these are the pieces he would have played. --Warwick Thompson

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